Mitsamiouli

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Location of Mitsamiouli on the island of Grande Comore

Mitsamiouli (population 6,100) is a city located on the island of Grande Comore in the Comoros.

On 23 November 1996, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 made a crash-landing in the shallow waters 500 meters off shore from Le Galawa Beach Hotel in Mitsamiouli. Of the 175 passengers, 125 died, despite rescue attempts by island residents and tourists.

Djoueria Abdallah, the first female member of the Assembly of the Union of the Comoros, comes from Mitsamiouli.

Coordinates: 11°23′S 43°17′E / 11.383°S 43.283°E / -11.383; 43.283