Zanzibar City

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Zanzibar City
Municipality
Aerial view
Aerial view
Country Tanzania
Zone Zanzibar
Region Mjini Magharibi
Government
 • Type Municipal
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Postcode 711xx

Zanzibar City (or Zanzibar Town, often simply referred to as Zanzibar) is the capital and largest city of Zanzibar, in Tanzania. It is located on the west coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago, roughly due north of Dar es Salaam across the Zanzibar Channel. It also serves as the capital of the Zanzibar Urban/West Region, and qualifies as a district, formally known as Zanzibar Urban District. In 2002 its population was 205,870.[1]

Zanzibar City comprises two main parts, Stone Town and Ng'ambo (literally: "The Other Side"); the two areas are historically divided by a creek, now marked by a large street called Creek Road.[2][3] Stone Town is the historical core of the city, former capital of the Zanzibar Sultanate; because of its unique architecture and culture, it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.[4] Ng'ambo is a much larger, modern area that developed around Stone Town after the Zanzibar Revolution, with office buildings and large apartment blocks such as those of the Michenzani neighbourhood.[2]

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Panorama of Stone Town from the House of Wonders
Apartment blocks in Michenzani

The Zanzibar Urban District is administratively divided into 40 wards:[5]

Nr. Ward (Shehia) population
2002
1 Shangani 2062
2 Mkunazini 1829
3 Kiponda 971
4 Malindi 1525
5 Mchangani 1205
6 Mlandege 1225
7 Muembe Ladu 1752
8 Gulioni 1283
9 Makadara 2837
10 Shaurimoyo 4296
11 Muembe Makumbi 4384
12 Chumbuni 5360
13 Kwamtipura 4696
14 Kilimahewa 4095
15 Amaani 2859
16 Nyerere 6810
17 Sebleni 2458
18 Magomeni 5697
19 Mpendae 6258
20 Urusi 6291
21 Kilimani 1524
22 Miembeni 2601
23 Kikwajuni Juu 1323
24 Kikwajuni Bondeni 1283
25 Kisima Majongoo 2235
26 Vikokotoni 946
27 Mwembetanga 1488
28 Mwembeshauri 1118
29 Rahaleo 1038
30 Kwaalamsha 1848
31 Mikunguni 1669
32 Mkele 3180
33 Muungano 2638
34 Sogea 2359
35 Jang'ombe 3011
36 Kidongo Chekundu 1165
37 Matarumbeta 1394
38 Kwahani 2211
39 Kwaalinato 2647
40 Karakana 3213
  Zanzibar Urban 206292

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