Dzaoudzi


Dzaoudzi

French commune|nomcommune=Dzaoudzi


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mapcaption=Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
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overseas collectivity=Mayotte
insee=98508
cp=97615
maire=Issa Soualaimana
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km²=6.66
sans=15,339
date-sans=July 2007 census
dens=2,303|date-dens=2007 census|

Dzaoudzi is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. The commune of Dzaoudzi (sometimes called Dzaoudzi-Labattoir), made up of the twin towns of Dzaoudzi and Labattoir, is located on the small island of Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi). It was previously the capital of Mayotte, but the capital was relocated in 1977 to Mamoudzou, on the island of Grande-Terre (Mahoré), the main island of Mayotte.

Geography

The town of Dzaoudzi is located on a rocky outcropping which was once a separate islet. It is now linked to Pamanzi Island and the rest of Dzaoudzi Commune by the "Boulevard des Crabes", a road constructed atop an artificial dike.

Demographics

The commune is home to 15,339 people (July 2007), the majority of which live in the town of Labattoir.

Demographic evolution of Dzaoudzi:
*1978: 3 200
*1985: 5 865
*1991: 8 257
*1997: 10 792
*2007: 14 974 (calculation)

Transportation

A system of ferry barges operated by the "Société des Transports Maritimes" link Dzaoudzi to the island of Grande-Terre.

The international airport for Mayotte is located on Pamanzi Island in the neighboring commune of Pamandzi.

External links

* [http://www.insee.fr/fr/insee_regions/reunion/zoom/mayotte/recensements/poplegale.htm Insee]


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