The Comoros, officially the Union of the Comoros, is an independent country comprised of three islands in southeastern Africa, located near the northern end of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean. Moroni serves as the capital and major city. Sunni Islam is the religion of the majority of the population and the recognized state religion. It is the only Arab League member country that is totally located in the Southern Hemisphere. The official languages of the country are Ngazidja Comorian, French, and Arabic. Comoros is made up of three major islands, Ngazidja, Mwali, and Ndzwani, as well as numerous minor islets. Moroni, the capital and largest city, is located on Ngazidja. With no physical borders, the archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean, in the Mozambique Channel, between the African coast (nearest to Mozambique and Tanzania) and Madagascar.