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 the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar has s separate executive, legislative and judicial structure.
Location: It is located 35Km off the coast of Mainland Tanzania.
Accessibility: It is accessible by air and sea. It has its own airports which serve both domestic and international flights.
Roads: A network of tarmac road covers most of investment areas. A passable network of tertiary road reaches all rural areas.
Electricity: The applicable current is 220V, which conforms to British standards.
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: 7.0% (2019)
GDP Percapita: US$ 951 (2019)
Culture: Swahili culture (cocktail of African, Arabian and Indian).
Official language: Kiswahili & English