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Welcome to Zanzibar



Continent: Africa

Capital: Zanzibar city

Region: Tanzanian Archipelago

Population: 984,625 (2002)                                                                                                

Dialing Code: +255

Time Zone: GMT (+3)

Demonym: Zanzibari


Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. Located just 20- 50km off the coast of mainland, this archipelagio(group of islands) consist of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja(main) and Pemba(Zanzibar city), numbering a total of 51 islands. The name Zanzibar is derived from a combination of two Arabic words ‘Zenj’ meaning black and ‘bar’  which eans land resulting in the ancient title ‘Land of the blacks’.  Pemba is also known as Al-khudra "The Green Island” by the Arabic mariners

Zanzibar is the ultimate Indian ocean destination with its historical Stone town(a World Heritage site) and beaches to die for.

Zanzibars tourism industry  has been on the rise in recent years and is famous for clove production.Zanzibar cultures became more diverse in its range, more unique in its expression. Zanzibar is the birthplace of Swahili, a lingua franca forged from global dialects, upon which legends were carried, trade routes opened and a Sultan’s empire prospered. It is here that t