Mamoudzou

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Mamoudzou
A view from Mandzarisoa
A view from Mandzarisoa
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Coordinates: 12°46′50″S 45°13′40″E / 12.7806°S 45.2278°E / -12.7806; 45.2278Coordinates: 12°46′50″S 45°13′40″E / 12.7806°S 45.2278°E / -12.7806; 45.2278
Country France
Overseas region and department Mayotte
Government
 • Mayor (2001–present) Hassani Abdallah
Area
 • Land 41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
Population (August 2012 census)
 • Population1 57,281
 • Population1 density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 98511 / 97600
Elevation 0–572 m (0–1,877 ft)
1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Mamoudzou is the capital of the French overseas region and department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. Mamoudzou, known as Momoju in the local Shimaore language, is the most populated commune (municipality) of Mayotte. It is located on Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), the main island of Mayotte. The former capital of Mayotte was Dzaoudzi, on the small island of Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), but Mamoudzou was chosen as the capital in 1977. The island is located in the Mozambique Channel, between northern Mozambique and northern Madagascar.

Administration[edit]

The commune is composed of 6 villages in addition to its central habitation, also called Mamoudzou. These are: Kawéni, Mtsapéré, Passamainti, Vahibé, Tsoundzou I and Tsoundzou II.

The commune is also subdivided into 3 cantons; Mamoudzou I, Mamoudzou II and Mamoudzou III.

Demographics[edit]

Population history
1966 1978 1985 1991 1997 2002 2007 2012
4,556 7,798 12,026 20,307 32,774 45,485 53,022 57,281
Official census figures.
Village Populations
Village 1997 2002
Kavani 3 948 5 488
Kaweni 6 206 9 604
Mamoudzou 5 666 6 533
Mtsapéré 6 979 10 495
Passamainty 5 173 6 008
Tsountsou 1 2 093 3 058
Tsountsou 2 574 1 063
Vahibé 2 135 3 236
Statistics accurate as of 1997

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