A couple of days ago, I noticed someone from Mayotte visiting this blog, looking for information on the W126 sedan. Mayotte? Mayotte! I've never heard of it.
Mayotte is between Madagascar and mainland Africa. It is a part of the Comoros archipelago but its people opted to be a part of France. Recently, it became a French department.
Here is a great piece about the island from France 24. The English version of the video is here.
That France, or any country, can have such a faraway possession is mind boggling. I did a Wiki search and came upon this.
French overseas departments:
- French Guiana
French overseas collectivities:
- French Polynesia
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- Wallis and Futuna
- Saint Martin
- Saint Barthelemy
- French Caledonia
- French Southern and Antarctic Lands
- Clipperton Island