The Union of the Comoros is an archipelago made up of 3 islands. It is situated in the Indian Ocean north west of Madagascar. The descendants of Arab traders, Malay immigrants and African peoples make up the islands' ethnic mix. Since achieving its independence, the country has experienced 20 military coups with various heads of state assassinated. Poverty is rife as is malnutrition and infant mortality.
President: Azali Assoumani
Population: 800, 000
Languages: French, Arabic, Comoran