Anjouan

Island and administrative unit in the Comoros

Anjouan is an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. It is part of the Comoros nation. Its chief town is Mutsamudu.

Anjouan
Île Autonome d'Anjouan[1][2]
Ndzuwani
Autonomous Island of the Union of the Comoros
Autonomous Island of Anjouan[3]
Flag of Anjouan
Anjouan is the rightmost island of the Comoros islands.
Anjouan is the rightmost island of the Comoros islands.
CountryComoros
CapitalMutsamudu
Government
 • TypeAutonomous Island within a federal presidential republic
Area
 • Total424 km2 (164 sq mi)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total259,100
 • Estimate 
(2006)
277,500
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:00 (EAT)

It has also been known by the names: Ndzuwani or Nzwani, and historically as Johanna[4] or Hinzuan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. (in French) Site Officiel du Gouvernorat de l'Île Autonome d'Anjouan (Official Site of the Governorate of the Autonomous Island of Anjouan).
  2. Anjouan.net — Official
  3. Translation of the French name. (in French) Site officiel du Gouvernorat de l'île autonome d'Anjouan (Official site of the Governorate of the Autonomous Island of Anjouan)
  4. Stevens, Kenneth (Winter 1986). "Of Whaling Ships and Kings: The Johanna Bombardment of 1851". Prologue. 18: 241–249.

Coordinates: 12°15′S 44°25′E / 12.250°S 44.417°E / -12.250; 44.417