The Union of the Comoros (Union des Comores in French) is a sovereign archipelago island state. The Comoros Archipelago is situated in the north-east of Madagascar, at the entrance of the Mozambique Channel. The name Comoros comes from Arabic «qamar» (the «moon» – which is represented on the national flag).
For centuries the Comoros played a major role in the world economy, as a stopping off point on the mercantile routes from the East towards Africa and to the West. It became independent from France on 6th July, 1975.
In recent years the Comorian Government has made substantial efforts to improve the business climate, investment conditions and to encourage the entry of foreign investors. The Citizenship by Investment program is part of this effort.