Tsingoni is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.

Tsingoni
Tsingoni Mosque
Tsingoni Mosque
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Location of Tsingoni
Coordinates: 12°47′09″S 45°06′41″E / 12.7858°S 45.1113°E / -12.7858; 45.1113Coordinates: 12°47′09″S 45°06′41″E / 12.7858°S 45.1113°E / -12.7858; 45.1113
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentMayotte
CantonTsingoni
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Bacar Mohamed
Area
1
34.76 km2 (13.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
13,934
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:00
INSEE/Postal code
97617 /97680
Elevation0–477 m (0–1,565 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

MosqueEdit

Tsingoni Mosque, originally built in 1538, is the oldest active mosque in France.[2] It is a listed monument since 2015.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Populations légales de Mayotte en 2017, INSEE
  2. ^ Pauly, Martial (10 February 2011). "La mosquée de Tsingoni, la plus ancienne mosquée en activité de France (Tsingoni Mosque, the oldest active mosque in France)". Archeologie Mayotte, Océan Indien (in French). Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  3. ^ Base Mérimée: Mosquée du 16e siècle, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)