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The Autonomous Island of Anjouan (Ndzuwani): Introductory Note »

Philip Raworth
Edited By: Philip Raworth
Anjouan, also known by its Comorian name of Ndzuwani or Nzwani, is one of the three autonomous islands making up the Union of the Comoros. It is situated to the northwest of Madagascar and due east of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean. It covers an area of 424 square kilometers (163 square miles) and has a population of around 277,500. Anjouan has three official languages—Comorian, French and Arabic—but the great majority of its inhabitants are Comorians. The capital of the Island is Mutsamudu. The Sultanate of Ndzuwani was founded in about 1500 and was for a while...

Fundamental Law of the Autonomous Island of Anjouan (Ndzuwani): March 10, 2002 (Comoros [km]) »

Edited By: Philip Raworth
The Anjouan population, having expressed its wish to take charge of itself on August 3, 1997 by breaking free from the development policy imposed from above by the Comorian Federation during 25 years of independence, has finally decided to share a common destiny with the islands of the archipelago by signing of February 17, 2001 an agreement aimed at readjusting the institutions and arriving at a new Comorian entity called: Union of the Comoros. The Constitution of the Union of the Comoros adopted on December 23, 2001 provides for a large autonomy of the Islands...