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ID: 1000157
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Comores (nation)  Comores (nation)

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: Comprises most of Comoro group of volcanic islands; Arabs arrived in the 17th century and then immigrants from Madagascar, Indonesia, Iran, and Bantu-speakers from Africa; was secured by French in 1886; all but Mayotte became independent in 1975; official languages are French and Arabic, though Comorian Swahili is also spoken.

Names:
Comores (preferred,C,V,French-P,U,N)
Union des Comores, l' (C,V,O,French,U)
Union des Comores (C,V,French,U,N)
L'Union des Comores (C,V,French,U,N)
Juzur al Qamar (C,V,Arabic (transliterated)-P,U)
Jumhūriyyat al Qamar al Muttaḩidah (C,V,O,Arabic (transliterated),U)
Juzur al-Qamar (C,V,Arabic (transliterated),U,N)
Juzur al-Qumur (C,V,Arabic (transliterated),U,N)
Jumhurīyat al-Qumur al-Ittihādīyah al-Islāmīyah (C,V,Arabic (transliterated),U,N)
Komori (C,V,Comorian-P,U)
Komori (Swahili-P,U,N)
Udzima wa Komori (C,V,O,Comorian,U)
Udzima wa Komori (Swahili,U,N)
Al Qamar (C,V,Arabic (transliterated),U,N)
Al-Qumur (C,V,Arabic (transliterated),U,N)
Comoros (C,V,LC,O,English-P,U,N)
Union of the Comoros (C,V,English,U,N)
Comoro Islands (C,O,English,U,N)
État comorien (C,V,French,U,N)
République fédérale islamique des Comores (C,V,French,U,N)
Islamic Federal Republic of the Comoros (C,O)
Federal and Islamic Republic of the Comoros (C,O,English,U,N)
Komoren (C,V,German-P,U,N)
Comoras (C,V,Spanish-P,U,N)
جزر ا لًمر (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً ا لًمر المخحدة (C,V,Arabic,U)
Коморские Острова (C,V,Russian-P,U)
Союз Коморских Островов (C,V,Russian,U)
科摩罗 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
科摩罗联盟 (C,V,Chinese,U)
COM (C,O,ISO3L)
KM (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO174 (C,O,ISO3N)
CN00 (C,O,FIPS)
Territoire des Comores (H,V)
Comorian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Comores (nation)  ........  Comores (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Comoro Islands (island group)  ........  Comoro Islands (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Comores (nation)  ............  Comores (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence July 1975
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
territory (H)  ............  French, 1947-1960
colony (H)  ............  French, 1914-1947

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Moroni .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Comores, Grande Comore) [1088595]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1975

Sources and Contributors:
جزر ا لًمر..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
جُهور ةً ا لًمر المخحدة..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Коморские Острова..........  [VP]
................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Союз Коморских Островов..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
科摩罗..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
科摩罗联盟..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Al Qamar..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 11 June 2009
Al-Qumur..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
CN00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
COM..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 765
Comoras..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 46
Comores..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 46
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Comorian..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 9
Comoro Islands..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 283
Comoros..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 499 ff.
.................  LC Subject Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) NAFL80033810, accessed 10 January 2007
État comorien..........  [VP]
..........................  LC Subject Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) accessed 10 January 2007
Federal and Islamic Republic of the Comoros..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  LC Subject Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) accessed 10 January 2007
Islamic Federal Republic of the Comoros..........  [VP]
.................................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 765
.................................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
ISO174..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
Jumhurīyat al-Qumur al-Ittihādīyah al-Islāmīyah..........  [VP]
.............................................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 587
Jumhūriyyat al Qamar al Muttaḩidah..........  [VP]
...........................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Juzur al-Qamar..........  [VP]
.............................  LC Subject Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) accessed 10 January 2007
Juzur al Qamar..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Juzur al-Qumur..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
KM..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
Komoren..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Komori..........  [VP]
.................  LC Subject Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) accessed 10 January 2007
L'Union des Comores..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 10 January 2007
République fédérale islamique des Comores..........  [VP]
....................................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 777
Territoire des Comores..........  [VP]
.........................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 198
Udzima wa Komori..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 10 January 2007
Union des Comores..........  [VP Preferred]
................................  LC Subject Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) accessed 10 January 2007
Union des Comores, l'..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Union of the Comoros..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 10 January 2007
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 587
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 198
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 499 ff.
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 10 January 2007
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 765; 777
..................  LC Subject Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) accessed 10 January 2007; NAFL80033810, accessed 10 January 2007
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 46
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 9
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 283
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 283
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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