Economic activity is based primarily on the agricultural sector, including fishing and livestock raising. mayotte is not self-sufficient and must import a large portion of its food requirements, mainly from france. the economy and future development of the island are heavily dependent on french financial assistance, an important supplement to gdp. mayotte's remote location is an obstacle to the development of tourism.
216,306 (july 2008 est.)
Southern indian ocean, island in the mozambique channel, about half way between northern madagascar and northern mozambique
Total: 374 sq km land: 374 sq km water: 0 sq km
Slightly more than twice the size of washington, dc
Conventional long form: territorial collectivity of mayotte conventional short form: mayotte
Name: mamoudzou geographic coordinates: 12 46 s, 45 13 e time difference: utc+3 (8 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)
Claimed by comoros