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Geography of Comoros

Comoros is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 1,862 km² (approx. 719 mi²). Continental shelf of Comoros is approximately 1,526 km² (around 589 mi²). Comoros is located in Africa. Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent. African countries include, but are not limited to, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Comoros is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Comoros is 1,180 m (3,872 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Comoros is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Comoros has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Comoros is Moroni. The largest city in Comoros is Moroni.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Comoros is 1,180 m (3,872 ft). The highest point of Comoros is Mount Karthala, with its official height being 2360 m (7,743 ft). The lowest point of Comoros is Indian Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Mount Karthala) and lowest (Indian Ocean) points of Comoros is 2360 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Comoros is 1,862 km² (approx. 719 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 163,752 km² (~63,225 mi²). The continental shelf of Comoros is approximately 1,526 km² (around 589 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Comoros is approximately 165,614 km² (~63,944 mi²). Comoros is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

50 km² of Comoros's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 3% of all the land in the country. There are 778 km² of arable land in Comoros, and it comprises 42% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

As for natural resources, Comoros is known for its fish.