Mayotte

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Updates: 

On 2011-03-31, the status of Mayotte changed from territorial collectivity to overseas department of France. As such, it also becomes an overseas region.

On or about 2007-03-30, Mayotte's international dialing prefix changed from +269 (Comoros) to +262 (Reunion).

Country overview: 

Short nameMAYOTTE
ISO codeYT
FIPS codeMF
LanguageMahorian, French (fr)
Time zone+3
CapitalMamoutsou

 

Mayotte was part of the French protectorate of the Comoro Islands at the start of the 20th century. On 1912-07-25, the Comoros became a French colony. When they gained full independence on 1975-07-06, the inhabitants of Mayotte voted to remain tied to France. Mayotte formerly had the INSEE code 98402, inherited from the Comoros when they became independent. The code changed to 976xx when Mayotte became an overseas department.

Other names of country: 

  1. Danish: Mayotte
  2. Dutch: Mayotte
  3. English: Overseas Department of Mayotte (formal)
  4. Finnish: Mayotte
  5. French: Mayotte
  6. German: Mayotte
  7. Icelandic: Mayotte
  8. Italian: Mayotte
  9. Norwegian: Mayotte
  10. Portuguese: Mayotte; Maiote (obsolete)
  11. Russian: Майотта
  12. Spanish: Mayotte
  13. Swedish: Mayotte
  14. Turkish: Mayotte

Origin of name: 

from ethnic name Moharais

Primary subdivisions: 

Mayotte has no administrative divisions at this level.

DivisionHASCPopulationArea(km.²)Area(mi.²)Capital
MayotteYT.YT186,452373144Mamoutsou

Postal codes: 

Postal codes for Mayotte are five digits, beginning with 976, consistent with metropolitan French postal codes.

Further subdivisions:

See the Communes of Mayotte page.

The collectivité territoriale (territorial collectivity) is subdivided into communes.

Territorial extent: 

Mayotte consists of the islands of Mayotte, Pamandzi, M'Bouini, Bouzi, and M'Zambora.

Change history: 

  1. 1976-12-24: Status of Mayotte changed from French dependency to territorial collectivity.
  2. ~1986: Capital of Mayotte moved from Dzaoudzi to Mamoutsou.
  3. 2011-03-31: Status of Mayotte changed from territorial collectivity to overseas department.

Population history:

CensusPopulation
1958-09-0723,364
1966-09-0132,607
1978-07-0147,246
1985-08-0567,167
1991-08-0994,410
1997-08-05131,320
2002-07-30160,265
2007-07-31186,452

 

Some sources give 131,368 as the 1997 census population.

Sources: 

  1. [1] Évolution de la population de Mayotte depuis 1958  (retrieved 2011-04-09).
  2. [2] Évolution de la population de Mayotte par commune , INSEE (retrieved 2011-04-09).
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