Mamoudzou

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Mamoudzou

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A view of the sea from the city
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Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Administration
Country France
Region
Mayor Hassani Abdallah
(2001–present)
Statistics
Elevation 0–572 m (0–1,877 ft)
Land area 41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
Population1 53,022  (July 2007 census)
 - Density 1,264 /km2 (3,270 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 98511/ 97600
1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 12°46′50″S 45°13′40″E / 12.7806°S 45.2278°E / -12.7806; 45.2278

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 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.