ComorosComoros, officially the Union of the Comoros, is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar.Moroniis the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean.Grande Comore(also known as Ngazidja): the largest island of the Union of the Comoros, with its capital MoroniAnjouan(also known as Ndzuwani or Nzwani): part of the Union of the ComorosMohéli(also known as Mwali): part of the Union of the ComorosMayotteFrance gained colonial control over Mayotte in 1843. It is the most populous of the four Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean off Mozambique in Africa. Mayotte chose to remain a French dependency rather than join the other Comoran islands in declaring independence in 1975. Comoros laid claim to Mayotte shortly after independence and continues to do so. In July 2000, 70% of voters opted to accept greater autonomy but to remain a part of France.Grande-Terre(also known as Maore or Mahori): part of the French overseas department of Mayotte, with its capitalMamoudzou.Petite-Terre(also known as Pamanzi): Mayotte's second-largest island with the Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport.