Moroni, Comoros

Moroni
موروني
Mūrūnī
Moroni in early July 2008
Moroni in early July 2008
Moroni is located in Comoros
Moroni
Moroni
Location of Moroni on the island of Grande Comore
Coordinates: 11°41′56″S 43°15′22″E / 11°41′56″S 43°15′22″E / -11.699; 43.256
Country   Comoros
Island Grande Comore
Capital city 1962
Area
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 54,000
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern Africa Time ( UTC+3)
Area code(s) 269

Moroni (in Arabic موروني Mūrūnī) is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. In Comorian, Moroni translates as "in the heart of the fire", perhaps alluding to the city's location at the foot of Mount Karthala, an active volcano.[ citation needed] [1] Moroni is the capital of the semi-autonomous island Grande Comore, the largest of the three main islands of the republic. The city's estimated population in 2003 was 41,557 residents. [2] Moroni, which lies along the Route Nationale 1, has a port and several mosques such as the Badjanani Mosque.

History

An agreement on broad autonomy to the three islands was refused by the Anjouan representatives which resulted in an eruption of violence affecting Moroni in April 1999,[ citation needed] during which Colonel Azali Assoumani assumed power in a coup d'état. [3] In December 2003, the Moroni Agreement on Transition Agreements was signed by the island presidents of the Union of Comoros. [3] In the run up to the 2006 elections, the government-owned Radio Ngazidja and private station Moroni FM were raided by armed assailants and forced off the air temporarily. [4] In 2010, the U.S. Navy's Seabees constructed Hamramba School in Moroni as a humanitarian project, in partnership with the local military and Comoros' federal government; construction methods included mixing concrete by hand before using buckets and wheel barrels to move the concrete to the school site. [5]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Moroni
አማርኛ: ሞሮኒ
العربية: موروني
asturianu: Moroni
azərbaycanca: Moroni
bamanankan: Mɔrɔni
Bân-lâm-gú: Moroni (Comoros)
беларуская: Горад Мароні
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Мароні
български: Морони
bosanski: Moroni
brezhoneg: Moroni
català: Moroni
čeština: Moroni
chiShona: Moroni
Cymraeg: Moroni
dansk: Moroni
eesti: Moroni
Ελληνικά: Μορονί
Esperanto: Moronio
euskara: Moroni
فارسی: مورونی
Fiji Hindi: Moroni
français: Moroni (Comores)
Frysk: Morony
Gàidhlig: Moroni
galego: Moroni
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Moroni (Comoros)
Հայերեն: Մորոնի
hrvatski: Moroni
Ido: Moroni
Bahasa Indonesia: Moroni, Komoro
íslenska: Móróní
italiano: Moroni (Comore)
עברית: מורוני
Basa Jawa: Moroni, Komoro
ქართული: მორონი
kernowek: Moroni
Kinyarwanda: Moroni
Kiswahili: Moroni (Komori)
Kreyòl ayisyen: Moroni
Кыргызча: Морони
Latina: Moroni
latviešu: Moroni
Lëtzebuergesch: Moroni (Komoren)
lietuvių: Moronis
lumbaart: Moroni
magyar: Moroni
македонски: Морони
मराठी: मोरोनी
მარგალური: მორონი
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Moroni (Comoros)
монгол: Морони
Nāhuatl: Moroni
Dorerin Naoero: Moroni
Nederlands: Moroni (Comoren)
日本語: モロニ
нохчийн: Морони
norsk: Moroni
norsk nynorsk: Moroni
occitan: Moròni
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Moroni
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਮੋਰੋਨੀ
پنجابی: مورونی
Piemontèis: Moroni
português: Moroni
română: Moroni
Runa Simi: Muruni
русский: Морони
shqip: Moroni
Simple English: Moroni, Comoros
slovenčina: Moroni
slovenščina: Moroni
Soomaaliga: Moroni
کوردی: مۆرۆنی
српски / srpski: Морони
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Moroni
suomi: Moroni
svenska: Moroni
தமிழ்: மூறூனீ
Taqbaylit: Moroni
тоҷикӣ: Моронӣ
Türkçe: Moroni
удмурт: Морони
українська: Мороні
اردو: مورونی
vepsän kel’: Moroni
Tiếng Việt: Moroni, Comoros
Wolof: Moroni
Yorùbá: Moroni, Comoros
粵語: 莫羅尼
中文: 莫洛尼