commune in Mayotte, France

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.

Capital, prefecture and commune
View of the port of Mamoudzou
View of the port of Mamoudzou
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Coordinates: 12°46′50″S 45°13′40″E / 12.7806°S 45.2278°E / -12.7806; 45.2278Coordinates: 12°46′50″S 45°13′40″E / 12.7806°S 45.2278°E / -12.7806; 45.2278
Overseas region and departmentMayotte
Canton3 cantons
 • Mayor (2014–present) Mohamed Majani
41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code
97611 /97600
Elevation0–572 m (0–1,877 ft)
1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.