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An island of the eastern Comoro Islands in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean. It remained a French territory after the other islands declared their independence in 1975.


(French majɔt)
(Placename) an island in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar; administered by France. Pop (including Pamanzi): 186 026 (2004 est). Area: 374 sq km (146 sq miles)



one of the Comoro Islands, in the Indian Ocean: a dependency of France. 77,300; 144 sq. mi. (373 sq. km).
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Due to its geographic location and given its low socioeconomic status, the population of Mayotte remains exposed to diphtheria.
dollars from the passengers, who planned to work in the French-controlled Mayotte only 400 kilometers away from Madagascar, or a six-hour trip by speed boat.
At last year's UN General Assembly in New York, President Ikililou Dhoinine used his allotted speech at the plenary to lament the drowning of his citizens as a result of the risks taken in their quest to reach the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte by all means necessary, which had resulted in what he dubbed the "world's largest marine cemetery".
Mayotte was called to the stand as a prosecution witness in the trial of Elias Samia, who, along with Mr.
Country: Mayotte, Reunion, Guadeloupe, France, New Caledonia
With an estimated 2009 gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of 6570 Euros (INSEE, economic accounts), Mayotte differs considerably from mainland France, as well as in relation to other overseas departments, at both economic and social levels.
Until now, Mayotte has formed part of the overseas countries and territories (OCTs), for which the EDF is the main development aid instrument.
This range has been extended to Kenya, via Mayotte with LION2.
Mayotte has no delusions that he can stop human greed and corruption with one small play.
Now that her work is in the classroom, Mayotte hopes her students will answer this question.