Pamandzi

Pamandzi

Pamandzi is a municipality with 9892 inhabitants (as of August 21, 2012 ) in the French overseas territory of Mayotte. The Dzaoudzi Pamandzi International Airport International Airport is located in Pamandzi.

Geography

Pamandzi is located south of Dzaoudzi in the south of the island Pamanzi and is the fourth largest city of the department. The island is part of the archipelago of the Comoros, which lies at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean.

Population

According to the census of 2007, 68.5 % of residents speak of Pamandzi both French and Mahorisch, a variant of the Comoro. 21.3% do not speak French, and 10.2 % speak only French. 29.9 % of residents are immigrants. 63.2 % of residents are French nationals, 34.5 % are of Comorian nationality, 1.9% are Malagasy nationality and 0.4 % are of other nationalities. There are two mosques in Pamandzi.

History

On April 25, 1841 handed Sultan Andriantsouly Mayotte to France. He was assassinated on September 26, 1845 Pamanzi, at the crossroads between Pamandzi, Labattoire and Dzaoudzi.

Personalities

Henry de Balzac, the brother of Honoré de Balzac, is buried in the cemetery of Pamandzi.

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