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Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other islands of the Comoros group in 1843. It was the only island in the archipelago that voted in 1974 to retain its link with France and forego independence.


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Country Name: Mayotte
Continent: Africa
Capital City: Mamoudzou
Boundary Countries:
Recommended Hospitals in Capital:
Main Cities: Mamoudzou, Sada, Bandele, Dzaoudzi
Country Size: 374 sq km
Population: 208,783



Mahorian (a Swahili dialect), French (official language) spoken by 35% of the population

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Predominant Religions:

Muslim 97%, Christian (mostly Roman Catholic) 3%

National Holidays: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)
Economic Status:

Economic activity is based primarily on the agricultural sector, including fishing and livestock raising. Mayotte is not self-sufficient and must import a large portion of its food requirements, mainly from France. The economy and future development of the island are heavily dependent on French financial assistance, an important supplement to GDP. Mayotte's remote location is an obstacle to the development of tourism.


Defense is the responsibility of France; a small contingent of French forces is stationed on the island.

US Presence:

None (territorial overseas collectivity of France)

Document Requirements:
Major Airports:

Airports:  1, Airports w/paved runways:  1

Dzaoudzi Pamandzi Airport (DZA/FMCZ)
Dzaoudzi, Mayotte, Dzaoudzi, MAYOTTE

Servicing Airlines:
Risks and Precautions:

Natural Hazards: cyclones during rainy season

U.S. travelers are advised to be vigilant against pick-pocketing and other forms of petty crime when visiting crowded market areas, parks, and at the beaches. Violent crime is uncommon.

Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total:  59.51 deaths/ 1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:  TOTAL 62.16 years  (male 59.94/ female 64.45)

Immunization Indicators:

Required:  None

Recommended:  Hep A & B, Rabies, Typhoid
Boosters:  MMR, DPT

Infectious Disease Concerns:

Malaria risk area in Mayotte: All.

Dengue, filariasis, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis (river blindness) are other diseases carried by insects that also occur in the region. Plague occurs sporadically or in outbreaks. Outbreaks have occurred since 2000 in Madagascar.
Schistosomiasis can be contracted in fresh water in this region.

Overall Quality of Medical Services:

Medical facilities are poorly equipped.

Providers in Network:
Direct Payment: 0
Referrals: 0
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Recent Medical Threats/ Concerns/Warnings:

In 2005-2006, massive outbreaks of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne infection, ocurred on Mayotte.

Communications Info:

Country Calling Code:  +269

Internet Country Code:  .yt


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