Mamoudzou

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Mamoudzou
Capital, prefecture and commune
View of the port of Mamoudzou
View of the port of Mamoudzou
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Location of Mamoudzou
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
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentMayotte
Canton3 cantons
Government
 • Mayor (2014–present) Mohamed Majani
Area
1
41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
57,281
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:00
INSEE/Postal code
97611 /97600
Elevation0–572 m (0–1,877 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Mamoudzou is the capital of the French department of Mayotte. It is off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Mamoudzou is largest commune (municipality) of Mayotte. It has a population of 45,485.

Mamoudzou is apart of france 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). Mamoudzou was chosen as the capital in 1977.