Mayotte is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. It’s a department and region of France, though traditional Mayotte culture is most closely related to that of the neighboring Comoros islands. The Mayotte archipelago is surrounded by a coral barrier reef, which shelters a lagoon and marine reserve that are popular diving destinations.
- Capital: Mamoudzou
- Currency: Euro
- Population: 212,645
- Area: 374 km²
- GDP $ : 10,516
- Internet domain: .yt
- Languages: French (official language) , Shimaore, a dialect of the Comorian language (a close relative of Swahili).
- Exports: Food, machinery and equipment, transportation equipment, metals, chemicals
- Imports: Ylang-ylang (perfume essence), vanilla, copra, coconuts, coffee, cinnamon