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Mayotte (French)

Maore (Shimaore)
Mahori (Malagasy)

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Timeline: 1983: Doomsday
OTL equivalent: Mayotte
Coat of arms
Mayotte Island shown in the Indian Ocean
Official languages French
Vernacular languages Shimaore
 -  Total 374 km2 
144 sq mi 

Mayotte (French: Mayotte, pronounced: [majɔt]; Shimaore: Maore, IPA: [maˈore]; Malagasy: Mahori) is a former overseas territory and region of France consisting of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Maore), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two. Several years after [Doomsday (1983: Doomsday)|doomsday]], the islands would become the second French-speaking territory of the Indian Ocean, after the island of Réunion, to join the Republic of the French Southern Territories, greatly aiding the islands' defense and economic situation.

Mayotte's capital and largest city is the city of Mamoudzou, located on the northeast coast of the island. The territory is also known as Maore, the native name of its main island, especially by advocates of its inclusion in the Union of Comoros. The archipelago is located in the northern Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, between the regions of northwestern Madagascar and northeastern Mozambique. Mayotte has an area of 374 sq km (144 sq mi) and is very densely populated for its size. The territory of Mayotte is geographically part of the Comoro Islands, but the people of Mayotte chose to remain politically a part of France after a referendum in 1975.