Capital, prefecture and commune
|Coordinates: 12°46′50″S 45°13′40″E / 12.7806°S 45.2278°ECoordinates: 12°46′50″S 45°13′40″E / 12.7806°S 45.2278°E|
|Overseas region and department||Mayotte|
|• Mayor (2014–present)||Mohamed Majani|
|41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
|Elevation||0–572 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.
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