Zanzibar Island presented by Dream World Adventures

Zanzibar Island presented by Dream World Adventures

Zanzibar-Island.co.za was designed as a guide on all the wonders that the romantic Zanzibar has to offer to travelers looking for a spectacular beach holiday, a romantic honeymoon or a family vacation.
The word "Zanzibar" is derived from the old form "Zengbat" which initially meant the Eastern Coast of Africa. It is probably a Persian word "Zeng" meaning black and "Bar" means land or region. The Arab version was Zinjibar. Zanzibar is a Semi-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania in East Africa. It is the Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, which comprises two main island, Unguja (Informally referred to as Zanzibar) and its sister island Pemba as well as about fifty smaller islets. The land area of the two main islands is approximately 2 332 square kilometers of which Unguja is 1 464 square kilometers. Zanzibar (Unguja) is mainly a low lying island, with its highest point at 120 meters above sea level.
A white sandy beach encircles the island which is full of palm trees and dotted with huge ancient baobab trees. Long stretches of beaches are found at the East and North Coast of Zanzibar Island. The Capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja is Zanzibar Town (also well known as Stone Town) and its historic centre; it is located about 35 kilometers off the coast of mainland Tanzania.
In 2002 Zanzibar had a population of about 981 754. In Zanzibar Island of Unguja the total population is about 620 957 and Pemba 360 797. The population growth is about 2.7% - 3.1% annually, the current population is estimated to be more than 1 200 000. The most commonly practiced religion is Islam with 80% of Zanzibar’s population follows the laws of Islam. The remainder is a mix of Hindus and Christians. Zanzibar’s history was influenced by the Arabs, Persians, Indians, Portuguese, British and the African mainland. Zanzibar’s local people are an incredible mixture of ethnic backgrounds, indicative of her colourful history.
Zanzibaris speak Kiswahili (but English is also widely spoken), a language which is spoken extensively in East Africa.. Many believe that the purest form is spoken in Zanzibar as it is the birth place of the language. Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the Equator and enjoys a tropical climate that is largely dominated by the Indian Ocean monsoon.
 
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