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Dzaoudzi is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. The commune of Dzaoudzi (sometimes called Dzaoudzi-Labattoir), made up of the twin towns of Dzaoudzi and Labattoir, is located on the small island of Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi). It was previously the capital of Mayotte, but the capital was relocated in 1977 to Mamoudzou, on the island of Grande-Terre (Maore), the main island of Mayotte.The Foreign Legion Detachment in Mayotte has been based in Dzaoudzi since 1973.GeographyThe town of Dzaoudzi is located on a rocky outcropping which was once a separate islet. It is now linked to Pamanzi Island and the rest of Dzaoudzi Commune by the Boulevard des Crabes, a road constructed atop an artificial dike.DemographicsThe commune is home to 14,311 people, the majority of whom live in the town of Labattoir.Demographic evolution of Dzaoudzi: 1978: 3 2001985: 5 8651991: 8 2571997: 10 7922007: 15 3392012: 14 311TransportationA system of ferry barges operated by the Société des Transports Maritimes link Dzaoudzi to the island of Grande-Terre.The international airport for Mayotte is located on Pamanzi Island in the neighboring commune of Pamandzi.Add Dzaoudzi and other destinations in Mayotte to your travel itinerary using our Mayotte trip planner.
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