Zanzibar Archipelago

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The Zanzibar Archipelago

The Zanzibar Archipelago consists of several islands lying off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. There are four main islands, three primary islands with human populations, a fourth coral island that serves as an essential breeding ground for seabirds, plus a number of smaller islets that surround them and an isolated tiny islet.[1]

Most of the archipelago belongs to the Zanzibar semi-autonomous region of Tanzania, while Mafia Island and its associated islets fall under the suzerainty of the Pwani Region on the mainland.

List of islands in the Zanzibar Archipelago[edit]

Main islands[edit]

Surrounding Unguja[edit]

Surrounding Pemba[3][edit]

See also[edit]


  • Finke, J. (2006) The Rough Guide to Zanzibar (2nd edition). New York: Rough Guides.

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