Zanzibar at Glance

Zanzibar is an archipelago of two main islands (Unguja and Pemba) and about 52 islets.

Land area: It covers 2332 (Unguja- 1464 and Pemba- 868) square kilometers

Political:   It was united with Tanganyika in 1964 to form United Republic of Tanzania.

Location:   It is located 35km off the coast of Mainland Tanzania.

Climate: It is tropical, hot & sunny. On average there are over 2750 hours of sunshine per year.

Local time:  3 hours ahead GMT

Population:  About 1.3 million (2012 census), at growth rate of 2.8%.

GDP Growth rate: 6.8% (2016)

GDP Per Capita: US$ 830 (2016)

Culture:     Swahili culture (cocktail of African, Arabian and Indian).

Official language:  Kiswahili & English