Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Comoros

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COMOROS
COMOROS

The Comoros are an archipelago consisting of the three islands of Njazidja (Grand Comore), Nzwani (Anjouan) and Mwali (Mohéli). The fourth island in the archipelago, Mayotte, elected to remain part of France when the Comoros became independent from that country in 1975.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Comoros - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

269

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

KM

Internet country code

KM

GRC Country Code

COM

Comoros - Languages

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Languages map External

The official languages are Arabic External and French External (1 700 speakers). 97% of the population speak Comorian External. There are some speakers of Shigazidja Comorian on Njazidja, and 700 people speak Malagasy External.

Comoros - Personal names and forms of address

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Personal names are usually formatted following the Muslim norms. Forms of address are often written in Arabic or French.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Comoros - Example address format

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Any address written in a non-native language will be written in French. Deliveries are made only to post office boxes (Boîte Postale, or BP).

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured. Examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Comoros - Post office box

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This is written as Boîte Postale, or BP.

Comoros - Postal codes

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Comoros has no postal code system.

Comoros - Postal code format

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Comoros - Postal code specifics

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Comoros - Postal code regular expression

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Comoros - Postal code level of coverage

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Comoros - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Comoros has 3 islands External and 4 municipalities (shown on the list with an asterisk):

   Domoni *
   Fomboni *
   Moroni *
   Moutsamoudou *
   Mwali External (Mohéli)
   Njazidja External (Grande Comore)
   Nzwani External (Anjouan)

Telephone numbers in Comoros

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Comorian telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers commence with a 3 or 4.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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