Zanzibar at a 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 the 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: 7.5% (2017)
GDP Per Capita: US$ 907 (2017)
Culture: Swahili culture (cocktail of African, Arabian and Indian).
Official language: Kiswahili & English