Mayotte, southeasternmost island of the Comoros archipelago and a French dependency, situated in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean, about 193 miles (310 km) northwest of Madagascar. The capital city, Mamoudzou, is located on the eastern coast of the island. Pamandzi, an islet lying about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) east of Mayotte, is connected by a 1.2-mile causeway to the rocky outcrop known as Dzaoudzi, site of a city and port. Area 144.5 square miles (374.2 square km). Pop. (2007) 186,452.

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