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About Mayotte

Mayotte, a vibrant overseas department and region of France, is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, tucked between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. The ensemble is composed of a main island, Grande-Terre, a smaller one, Petite-Terre, and several islets that augment its exuberance. Interestingly, Mayotte, despite being a part of the Comoro Islands archipelago, consciously opted to remain under French administration during the Comoros' independence from France in 1975. As a result of this unusual decision, Mayotte now enjoys a distinctive status among French overseas territories, and even shares membership with the European Union. The island's ecological wealth is another aspect of its allure, with rich biodiversity that encompasses a magnificent coral lagoon - one of the world's largest, and a diverse assortment of flora and fauna. The Mayotte economy is largely sustained by agricultural activities, fishing, and a considerable public sector. In terms of culture, Mayotte presents an intriguing fusion of influences from the African mainland, Arab traders, and French colonialism. French serves as the official language, but a significant portion of the population also communicates in Shimaore, a language that shares close ties with Swahili. Religion is deeply woven into the island's social fabric, with a majority Muslim population, and Islamic traditions that significantly influence societal and cultural norms.