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Comoros Cities by Population


82 cities shown of 82 total Comoros cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Moroni 42,872
2. Moutsamoudou 23,594
3. Fomboni 14,966
4. Domoni 14,509
5. Sima 10,374
6. Ouani 10,179
7. Mirontsi 10,168
8. Koni-Djodjo 8,109
9. Moya 7,529
10. Mbeni 6,516
11. Mitsamiouli 6,102
12. Barakani 6,089
13. Chandra 5,645
14. Ouella 5,478
15. Mramani 5,126
16. Mremani 4,996
17. Koki 4,929
18. Mvouni 4,791
19. Tsidje 4,600
20. Foumbouni 4,496
21. Dembeni 4,133
22. Ntsoudjini 3,799
23. Kangani 3,711
24. Lingoni 3,583
25. Ntsaoueni 3,481
26. Nioumachoua 3,412
27. Koni-Ngani 3,288
28. Itsandra 3,168
29. Mjimandra 3,114
30. Djoyezi 2,854
31. Daji 2,676
32. Vouani 2,513
33. Hajoho 2,505
34. Boungoueni 2,465
35. Ouanani 2,401
36. Chironkamba 2,391
37. Chezani 2,322
38. Singani 2,309
39. Magnassini-Nindri 2,213
40. Kyo 2,209
41. Kavani 2,160
42. Ongoni 2,058
43. Bimbini 2,052
44. Mohoro 2,014
45. Hantsindzi 2,004
46. Ouhozi 1,930
47. Paje 1,894
48. Ouzini 1,886
49. Vanadjou 1,830
50. Bandajou 1,816
51. Douniani 1,778
52. Dziani 1,754
53. Oussivo 1,708
54. Harembo 1,698
55. Salimani 1,662
56. Selea 1,662
57. Vanambouani 1,654
58. Mandza 1,602
59. Patsi 1,498
60. Mjamaoue 1,490
61. Chindini 1,471
62. Heroumbili 1,463
63. Ouroveni 1,419
64. Marahare 1,415
65. Mtakoudja 1,410
66. Koua 1,391
67. Mavingouni 1,390
68. Itsandzeni 1,382
69. Bambadjani 1,355
70. Madjeoueni 1,320
71. Ivouani 1,317
72. Bahani 1,272
73. Ziroudani 1,197
74. Antsahe 1,180
75. Mtsamdou 1,171
76. Hoani 1,114
77. Assimpao 1,112
78. Bouni 1,104
79. Chitrouni 1,081
80. Nioumamilima 1,068
81. Limbi 1,037
82. Mnoungou 1,013





Comoros History

The Union of the Comoros"" is the only state to be a member of each of the African Union, Francophonie, Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Arab League, and Indian Ocean Commission, among other international organizations. However, it has had a troubled history since independence in 1975, marked by an inordinate number of coups d'tat."

The first human inhabitants of the Comoro Islands are thought to have been Polynesian and Melanesian settlers, Malays and Indonesians, travelling by boat. They settled there no later than the sixth century AD, the date of the earliest known archaeological site, found on Nzwani, though some sources speculate that settlement began as early as the first century. The islands of Comoros became populated by a succession of diverse groups from the coast of Africa, the Persian Gulf, Indonesia, and Madagascar. Swahili settlers first reached the islands as a part of the greater Bantu expansion that took place in Africa throughout the first millennium.

Development of the Comoros is periodized into phases, beginning with Swahili influence and settlement in the Dembini phase, during which each island maintained a single, central village. From the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries, trade with the island of Madagascar and merchants from the Middle East flourished, smaller villages emerged, and existing towns expanded. The citizens and historians of the Comoros state that early Arab settlements dated even before their known arrival to the archipelago, and Swahili historians frequently trace genealogies back Arab ancestors who had set travel from Yemen and the ancient kingdom of Saba' in Eden. Middle Eastern merchants first introduced Islam to the islands. As the religion gained in popularity, large mosques were constructed. The Comoro Islands, like other coastal areas in the region, were important stops in early Islamic trade routes frequented by Persians and Arabs. Despite its distance from the coast, Comoros is situated along the major sea route between Kilwa and Mozambique, an outlet for Zimbabwean gold.

By the nineteenth century, the influence of Sunni Arabic-speaking Persians from Shiraz, Iran, dominated the islands. The Shirazi traded along the coasts of East Africa, the Middle East, and India, and established colonies in the archipelago. Arab influence increased with the ascendancy of Zanzibar under Arab Omani rule, and Comorian culture, especially architecture and religion, increasingly reflected Arabic influence. Many rival sultanates were established in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.







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