Estimate population 769,800 - Capital City Moroni
The Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros is made up of three main islands and some smaller islands at the north end of the Mozambique Channel between Madagascar and the east coast of the African mainland. Its total land area, excluding the island of Mayotte, is about 1,862 square kilometres (719 square miles).
The largest island is Grande Comore with the highest point being Mount Karthala, an active volcano. Moheli is the smallest of the main islands and the third island is Anjouan. A fourth island, Mayotte, is a French dependency though the Comorian government regards it as part of Comoros.