Website - December 16, 2023


France in Indian Ocean

Mayotte (Mayotte) is a place with a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 26 °C (79 °F) in July to 30 °C (85 °F) in March. The highest sea temperatures in Mayotte are in March with 29 °C (85 °F) and the lowest in August with 26 °C (78 °F). Temperatures during the night go from 20 °C (68 °F) in August to 23 °C (74 °F) in January. The least rainy month in Mayotte is July with its 2 days of rain, the rainiest month is January, when it rains 15 days.

1The decolonization process which unfolded for around thirty years, following the Second World War, seems to have been a general phenomenon, igniting all the territories previously colonized by European countries or by the Japanese. However, there were exceptions. Some, like those of the French West Indies, can be explained by history, with these islands becoming French territories even before systematic colonization really began in the 19th century. The result, within the bosom of the French Republic, is what is commonly called the “confetti of history”, overseas departments or territories. But the real exception to the decolonization process is, in the Mozambique Channel, an island in the Comoros archipelago, Mayotte, which managed to resist the sense of history by fighting to remain French.



Agriculture occupies an essential place in Mayotte: a third of households have an agricultural activity, which is the highest rate in the French departments. Many of these households produce only for their family consumption, mainly cassava and bananas. Half of the farmers are primary farmers, often on very small areas (half a hectare on average), but the agroforestry systems practiced can be relatively intensive. While the Mahorese population today is around 250,000 inhabitants, this small, very poorly mechanized agriculture ensures the island's supply of cassava and other tubers, green bananas, fruits and vegetables. Market gardening and livestock farming are booming sectors.

life in mayotte




  • Pilao
  • Les bata-bata
  • Le matsidza
  • Le kakamoku
  • Le mataba
  • Les brochettes
  • Le rougail
  • Le m'tsolola


  • Ben Issa OUSSENI
  • Member of the UMP then the Republicans, he is general councilor of Mayotte for the canton of M'Tsangamouji from 2011 to 2015 and departmental councilor for the canton of Tsingoni since 2015. On July 1, 2021, in the first round of voting, he was elected president of the departmental council of Mayotte
  • An institution open since 1991 in Petite-Terre. It is located on the dike that connects Labattoir to Dzaoudzi, under a large Polynesian-style faré, right on the sand. The setting is very pleasant, a real asset for this very busy place. The cuisine is always tasty and focused on the sea: good fish, grilled or in tartare, tuna carpaccio, scallops with parsley emulsion, spaghetti with prawns. Suggestions every weekend, and the unmissable tapas evening on the first Thursday of the month! Musical entertainment throughout the year