Africa

Zanzibar profile

  • 24 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Stone Town, Zanzibar
The post office in Stone Town, Zanzibar
  • Territories: Zanzibar and Pemba Island
  • Status: Semi-autonomous islands in union with Tanzania
  • Population: 982,000 (2002, Tanzania census)
  • Capital: Zanzibar
  • Area: 2,461 sq km (950 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Kiswahili, English
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 42 years (men), 44 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: Tanzania shilling
  • Main exports: Cloves, seaweed, coconut, copra
  • GNI per capita: n/a
  • Internet domain: .tz
  • International dialling code: +255