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Skyline of Mutsamudu
Mutsamudu is located in Comoros
Location of Mutsamudu on the island of Anjouan
Coordinates: 12°10′S 44°24′E / 12.167°S 44.400°E / -12.167; 44.400
Country  Comoros
Island Anjouan
Founded 1482
 • Mayor Sitti Echat Assadi
 • Local councillor, legal advisor in charge of the local police. Ali Zamir
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 30 000
Time zone Eastern Africa Time (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 269

Mutsamudu (population 30 000) is the second largest city in the Comoros, founded in 1482.[1] It is also the capital and largest city on the island of Anjouan as well the former home of former Comorian president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi. It now houses a deep water port, an ancient citadel, and narrow streets with many shops and small crafts.

Mutsamudu enjoys marine tropical weather. The main temperature range extends from 27°C to 32°C throughout the year. The hottest period in Mutsamudu is from the month of December to the month of April. Comparatively cooler weather is experienced from the month of May to the month of November.


  1. ^ Daley, Suzanne (1997-09-29). "Indian Ocean Island Yearns to Retie Colonial Bond". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 

Coordinates: 12°10′S 44°24′E / 12.167°S 44.400°E / -12.167; 44.400