Dzaoudzi

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Dzaoudzi
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Coordinates: 12°47′24″S 45°16′50″E / 12.79°S 45.2806°E / -12.79; 45.2806Coordinates: 12°47′24″S 45°16′50″E / 12.79°S 45.2806°E / -12.79; 45.2806
Country France
Overseas region and department Mayotte
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Mohamadi Bacar M'Colo [1]
Area
 • Land 6.66 km2 (2.57 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Population1 14,311
 • Population1 density 2,100/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 98508 / 97615
1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Dzaoudzi is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. The commune of Dzaoudzi (sometimes called Dzaoudzi-Labattoir), made up of the twin towns of Dzaoudzi and Labattoir, is located on the small island of Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi). It was previously the capital of Mayotte, but the capital was relocated in 1977 to Mamoudzou, on the island of Grande-Terre (Mahoré), the main island of Mayotte.

The Foreign Legion Detachment in Mayotte is based in Dzaoudzi[2] since 1973.

Geography[edit]

The town of Dzaoudzi is located on a rocky outcropping which was once a separate islet. It is now linked to Pamanzi Island and the rest of Dzaoudzi Commune by the Boulevard des Crabes, a road constructed atop an artificial dike.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dzaoudzi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
31
(88)
30
(86)
32
(90)
32
(90)
33
(91)
35
(95)
37
(99)
37
(99)
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
28
(82)
27
(81)
26
(79)
26
(79)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
28.8
(83.9)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
22.8
(72.9)
Record low °C (°F) 20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
20
(68)
17
(63)
16
(61)
16
(61)
16
(61)
17
(63)
13
(55)
18
(64)
21
(70)
13
(55)
Precipitation mm (inches) 249
(9.8)
211
(8.3)
183
(7.2)
86
(3.4)
36
(1.4)
10
(0.4)
8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
20
(0.8)
48
(1.9)
58
(2.3)
142
(5.6)
1,061
(41.8)
 % humidity 82 83 84 82 79 79 77 79 80 78 79 78 80
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Demographics[edit]

The ferry between Dzaoudzi and Mamoudzou

The commune is home to 14,311 people (Census 2012), the majority of which live in the town of Labattoir.

Demographic evolution of Dzaoudzi:

  • 1978: 3 200
  • 1985: 5 865
  • 1991: 8 257
  • 1997: 10 792
  • 2007: 15 339
  • 2012: 14 311

Transportation[edit]

A system of ferry barges operated by the Société des Transports Maritimes link Dzaoudzi to the island of Grande-Terre.

The international airport for Mayotte is located on Pamanzi Island in the neighboring commune of Pamandzi.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conseil Général de Mayotte in (french)
  2. ^ Ministry of Defense (in French)
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Dzaoudzi, Mayotte". Weatherbase. 2014.  Retrieved on April 12, 2014.