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ID: 7018018
 

Record Type: physical
Hierarchy of Comoro Islands (island group)  Comoro Islands (island group)

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 10 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -12.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 044 15 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 44.2500  decimal degrees

Note: Group of volcanic islands; inhabited early by people from mainland Africa; charted by Phoenicians; had Arab settlements in 15th century; Mayotte was occupied by French 1843, other islands secured 1886; all but Mayotte became independent in 1975.

Names:
Comoro Islands (preferred,C,O,English-P,U,N)
Îles Comores (C,O)
Comores, Archipel des (C,O)
Comores (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Comoro Islands (island group)  ........  Comoro Islands (island group) (P)

Place Types:
island group (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Comores..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 June 2015
Comores, Archipel des..........  [VP]
......................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-39
Comoro Islands..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 June 2015
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 283
Îles Comores..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 283
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-39
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 283
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 283
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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