Largest Cities in Mayotte

by | January 20, 2021

Facts about Mayotte

Official languages: French
Capital: Mamoutzou
Area: 374 km²
Population: 159,042 residents
Population density: 425.25 residents per km²
Currency: EUR
Internet TLD: .yt
ISO codes: YT, MYT, 175
The telephone code for Mayotte is +262

Mayotte is an overseas territory (collectivité départementale) of France on the northern edge of the Mozambique Strait in the Indian Ocean. Mayotte is located between the northern part of Madagascar and the north of Mozambique.

Geographically, it belongs to the Comoros archipelago. Mayotte and the rest of the Comoros were ceded by Portugal to France in 1843. Mayotte was the only island in the archipelago to maintain ties with France in the 1974 vote and renounce independence. Since then, the Comoros state has laid claim to Mayotte and does not recognize that it belongs to France. This is based on a UN resolution from 1979. Mayotte is represented in the French National Assembly with a deputy and in the Senate with a senator. Since 2000, as a collectivité départementale, it has had a similar legal position to the Überseedépartements, but unlike them it is not part of the European Union. A small contingent of French soldiers (Foreign Legion) are stationed on the island to this day.


Total population 20,953
Population growth rate 3.17%
Birth rate 31.67 births per 1,000 population
Life expectancy
Age structure
0-14 years 45.30%
15-64 years
65 years and above 1.80%
Median age 17.30 years
Gender ratio 1.10 M / F
Population density 56.02 residents per km²
(Dzaoudzi) [capital] (Z 1997) 10792, (Mamoudzou) (Z 1997) 32733, (Koungou) (Z 1997) 10165
According to the 2002 census, 64.7% of 160,301 residents were born in Mayotte and 3.9% in other French areas. 28.1% had immigrated from the neighboring islands of the independent Comoros, 2.8% from Madagascar and the remaining 0.5% from other countries. (Source:
Muslim 97% Christian (mostly Roman Catholic Catholics)


Biggest Cities of Mayotte by Population

Mayotte is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean. It is home to three of the largest cities in the country. Mamoudzou, the capital and largest city of Mayotte, has a population of around 40,000 people. It features attractions like The Market Place where visitors can explore stalls selling local handicrafts; The Great Mosque which offers stunning views of surrounding landscape; and The Museum of Natural History which houses artifacts from local culture including traditional tools used by islanders during ancient times.

Dzaoudzi is the second-largest city in Mayotte with a population of around 20,000 people. It serves as an important center for marine research and exploration with its deep water port and modern marina. Dzaoudzi also features several tourist attractions like Pamanzi Beach which offers stunning views of Atlantic Ocean; The Chateau de Dzaoudzi which houses artifacts from local culture including traditional tools used by islanders during ancient times; and La Pointe des Chateaux where visitors can explore ruins of colonial era.

Koungou is the third-largest city in Mayotte with a population of around 10,000 people. It boasts some interesting tourist attractions like The Grand Mosque which offers stunning views of surrounding landscape; Le Jardin des Parfums where visitors can observe rare species such as giant tortoises; and La Pointe des Cocos where they can enjoy shopping or dining at waterfront while admiring views of Indian Ocean.

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Mamoudzou, Mayotte 54,942 -12.7823 45.2288
2 Koungou, Mayotte 18,229 -12.7336 45.2042
3 Dzaoudzi, Mayotte 15,450 -12.7834 45.2569
4 Dembeni, Mayotte 10,252 -12.8436 45.1844
5 Sada, Mayotte 9,943 -12.8505 45.1021
6 Pamandzi, Mayotte 9,188 -12.7967 45.2794
7 Bandraboua, Mayotte 7,991 -12.7044 45.1223
8 Mtsamboro, Mayotte 7,835 -12.6998 45.0689
9 Tsingoni, Mayotte 7,713 -12.7872 45.1028
10 Ouangani, Mayotte 7,383 -12.8464 45.1361
11 Chiconi, Mayotte 7,315 -12.8333 45.1106
12 Bandrele, Mayotte 6,461 -12.9128 45.1926
13 Chirongui, Mayotte 6,284 -12.9319 45.1483
14 Boueni, Mayotte 5,445 -12.9025 45.0761
15 M’Tsangamouji, Mayotte 5,139 -12.7594 45.0836
16 Kani Keli, Mayotte 4,965 -12.9536 45.1033
17 Acoua, Mayotte 4,733 -12.7239 45.0582