Composed of a group of islands located in the Indian Ocean, Comoros is an independent state situated between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. It is the fourth-smallest country in Africa, with an estimated population of roughly 832,300 as of 2018.
Comoros is also an Arab League member and is the only Arab country entirely located in the Southern Hemisphere. Its major islands are Anjouan, Moheli, and Grande Comore. Mayotte, a fourth island, is run under French administration though it is claimed by Comoros. The islands are known for their natural beauty and ecological diversity. The culture is just as diverse, including French, African, Arabic, and Malagasy influences.