Moroni is the capital city for the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign collection of islands in the Indian Ocean located off the Africa nation Mozambique’s northeastern coast and the much larger island Madagascar.
Comoros exported an estimated US$69.6 million worth of goods around the globe in 2016. Comoros’ highest-value exports include cloves, vanilla, scrap aluminum, essential oils and wood charcoal according to the International Trade Centre.
Capital Facts for Moroni, Comoros: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Badjanani Mosque, Alliance Franco-Comorienne theater and the Historical and Literary Museum
Below, you will find two of the most famous people born in Moroni, Comoros:
- Sihame Ayouba Ali, Olympic swimmer (born Aug. 15, 1994)
- Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, military al-Qaeda leader (born 1974)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a resident of Comoros: Comorian
Population: 56,000 (Moroni)
Density: 5,600 people per square mile (1,867 per square kilometer)
Population: 794,678 (Comoros)
Density: 921 people per square mile (356 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$1.259 billion in 2016 (for Comoros, per CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $1,500
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Moroni were unavailable.
Official currency used in Moroni: Comorian franc
Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Africa: Comoros. Accessed on March 3, 2017
Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on March 3, 2017
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on August 2, 2017
Official Government Website, Union of the Comoros. Accessed on March 3, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on March 3, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Moroni. Accessed on March 3, 2017
Wikipedia, Comoros. Accessed on March 3, 2017
Moroni’s land area measures 10 square miles (30 square kilometers) with an estimated population of 56,000 in 2014.
At the country level, Comoros’ land area covers 863 square miles (2,235 square kilometers). The nation’s population count was 794,678 inhabitants as of July 2016.
Population density is higher within Comoros’ capital city Moroni with an average 5,600 residents per square mile (1,900 per square kilometer).
For Comoros overall, population density drops significantly to an average 921 people per square mile (356 per square kilometer).
Comoros won its freedom from France on July 6, 1975. Comorians celebrate Independence Day as a national holiday each July 6.