Juzur al-Qumur / Qamar), officially the Union of the Comoros (Comorian:Udzima wa Komori, French: Union des Comores, Arabic: الاتحاد القمري al-Ittihād al-Qumurī / Qamarī), is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Other countries near the Comoros are Tanzania to the northwest and the Seychelles to the northeast. Its capital is Moroni, on Grande Comore.
World'' has enjoyed indipendence for very short periods of time. Since 1950 it's an autonomous province of China.