Articles in Comoros ( 79 )

79 Articles of interest in Comoros

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  • Coelacanth

    The coelacanths (/ˈsləkænθ/ SEE-lə-kanth) constitute a now rare order of fish that includes two extant species in the genus Latimeria: the West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) and the Indonesian coelacanth (Latimeria menadoensis). Th…

  • Bahia Bakari

    Bahia Bakari (born 28 February 1995) is a French girl who was the sole survivor of Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310, which crashed into the Indian Ocean near the north coast of Grande Comore, Comoros on 30 June 2009, killing the 152 other people o…

  • Comoro Islands

    The Comoro Islands or Comoros (Shikomori Komori; Arabic: جزر القمر ‎, Juzur al-Qamar; French Les Comores) form an archipelago of volcanic islands situated off the south-east coast of Africa, to the east of Mozambique and north-west of Madagascar. Th…

  • Yemenia Flight 626

    Yemenia Flight 626 was an Airbus A310-324 twin-engine jet airliner, operated by Yemenia, operating as a scheduled international flight from Sana'a, Yemen, to Moroni, Comoros, that crashed on 30 June 2009 at around 1:50 am local time (22:50 on 29 Jun…

  • Moroni, Comoros

    Moroni (in Arabic موروني Mūrūnī) is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. In Comorian, Moroni translates as "in the heart of the fire", perhaps a…

  • Anjouan

    Anjouan (also known as Ndzuwani or Nzwani, or, historically, as Johanna) is an autonomous island in the Indian Ocean that forms part of the Union of the Comoros.

  • West Indian Ocean coelacanth

    The West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae), sometimes known as the African coelacanth is one of two extant species of coelacanth, a rare order of vertebrates more closely related to lungfish, reptiles and mammals than to the common ray-f…

  • 2008 invasion of Anjouan

    The invasion of Anjouan (code-named Operation Democracy in Comoros), on March 25, 2008, was an amphibious assault led by the Comoros, backed by African Union (AU) forces, including troops from Sudan, Tanzania, Senegal, along with logistical support …

  • Latimeria

    Latimeria is a rare genus of fish that includes two extant species: West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) and the Indonesian coelacanth (Latimeria menadoensis). They follow the oldest known living lineage of Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned f…

  • Grande Comore

    Grande Comore, (in Swahili: Ngazidja,) is an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. It is the largest island in the Comoros nation. Most of its population is of the Comorian ethnic group. Its population as of 2006 is about 316,600. The …

  • Geography of Comoros

    The Comoros archipelago consists of four main islands aligned along a northwest-southeast axis at the north end of the Mozambique Channel, between Mozambique and the island of Madagascar. Still widely known by their French names, the islands officia…

  • Domoni

    Domoni (population 15,351) is the second largest city on the Comorian island of Anjouan in the Indian Ocean and is located on the east coast of the island.

  • Mutsamudu

    Mutsamudu (population 30 000) is the second largest city in the Comoros, founded in 1482. It is also the capital and largest city on the island of Anjouan as well the former home of former Comorian president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi.

  • Fomboni

    Fomboni (population 15,000) is the third largest city in the Comoros. It is also the capital and largest city on the island of Mohéli.

  • La Grille

    La Grille is a volcano in the Comoros is located in the Comoros archipelago on the island of Grande Comore (also known as Ngazidja).

  • Iconi Airport

    Iconi Airport (IATA: YVA, ICAO: FMCN) was an airport located in Moroni, the capital city of the Comoros islands. The airport was on the western side of the island of Grande Comore, north of the town of Iconi.

  • Chezani

    Chezani is a town on the island of Grande Comore in the Comoros. It is the chief town of the region of Mboinkou. On 1996, August, after a football match between Hantsindzi and Chezani, 4 persons from Hantsindzi were killed. These tragic events had l…