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Benara is located in Mayotte
Highest point
Elevation 660 m (2,170 ft)
Prominence 660 m (2,170 ft) [1]
Coordinates 12°52′46″S 45°09′47″E / 12.87944°S 45.16306°E / -12.87944; 45.16306Coordinates: 12°52′46″S 45°09′47″E / 12.87944°S 45.16306°E / -12.87944; 45.16306
Location Mayotte

Benara, or Mlima Bénara, is the highest peak of Grande-Terre, Mayotte, an overseas collectivity of France in the western Indian Ocean, with a height of 660 m (2,170 ft).


Benara forms part of the massif that dominates south-central Mayotte. The upper slopes of the mountain rise steeply to a triangular peak. Ridges extend 4 km west to the subordinate peaks of Tchaourembo (581 m), Ngouni Maboungani (510 m), and 4 km east to Trambatsini (297 m). The area down to an elevation of about 200 m, which is typically the upper limit of cultivation on the island, contains what is probably the second largest expanse of forest on Mayotte. It has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports populations of Comoro olive-pigeons, Comoro blue-pigeons, Mayotte drongos, Mayotte white-eyes and Mayotte sunbirds. It is also home to Robert Mertens' day geckos, island day geckos and Pasteur's day geckos.[2]


  1. ^ "Mlima Bénara, Mayotte". Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Mlima Bénara". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2013. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 

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