Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

You would be surprised how many people have no idea where Zanzibar or Tanzania is on our small green mother earth.

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Tanzania, East Africa

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Tanzania, East Africa -7.885147, 38.144531

Zanzibar could be as far away as somewhere in Asia or Arabia, like Sinbad the Sailor Open Sesame Land, or Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves as far as they know and as for Tanzania itself,  it is common for people to mix it up with Tasmania!!! Auch!! Some people might even just think it is a name of a local bar in their neighborhood!!

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

It gets worse, how many people think that the Mount Kilimanjaro is in Kenya, (some blame goes onto the Kenyan tourism authorities for years having marketed Mt. Kili as if it was in Kenya when Tanzania was still a sleeping safari giant, yes the Kenyans promote Mt. Kili as being in their country as you can view Mountain Kilimanjaro across the neighboring countries borders.

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Mountain Kilimanjaro. Tanzania

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Mountain Kilimanjaro. Tanzania -3.066465, 37.350666

So you land by flight in Kenya and go on a safari and get driven across the Tanzanian border to climb the mountain as if you where still in Kenya, naughty or?)

Tanzania authority are waking up, Tanzania the sleeping giant of East and Central Africa is making strides in promoting itself.

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Tanzania and Zanzibar are not exactly famous yet as in sports to put us on the map, one of our most famous sportsman and achievements is Filbert Bayi, how many people remember or know him.

We have had one or two other sporting achievements in the marathon and boxing, the national football teams are improving slowing trying to get into the top 100 in Fifa rankings.

Freddy Mercury lead singer and band leader of the famous rock group Queen is considered Zanzibar most famous son, not many people know he  is not even acceptable as a good example to the youth of Zanzibar and therefore not promoted on the Island…

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Guess geography is not everyone’s strongest subjects. Yes there is probably a small little place called Zanzibar say in America, I know for a fact that there is a Zinjibar زنجبار Not to be confused with Zanzibar. Zinjibar is located in Yemen, yes please do go to your library and check out some old atlases, I am only human after all 0:) The Zanzibar Flag Shown below with the Tanzanian Flag set into the left hand corner.

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

Zanzibar itself apart from being ruled by the Arabs, followed by the Portuguese, Arabs again, Germans and the British could be in anywhere if you used your imagination, but fact is it is in good old black Africa off mainland Tanzania formerly known as Tanganyika which joined in a union with the Island of Zanzibar which consist of Unguja Island and Zanzibar Island together with many other small islands surrounding these two main islands to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Tanzania Coat of Arms. (Logo Translates to Freedom and Unity) Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps 1

Zanzibar (/ˈzænzɨbɑr/) is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa.

It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba.

The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.

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Zanzibar Stone Town

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Zanzibar’s main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism.

In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the islands, together with Tanzania’s Mafia Island, are sometimes called the Spice Islands (a term also associated with the Maluku Islands in Indonesia).

Zanzibar is the home of the endemic Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey, the Zanzibar Servaline Genet, and the (possibly extinct) Zanzibar Leopard. In 1974, Zanzibar became the first area in Africa to introduce color television.

ZANZIBAR, an East African seaport, capital of the island and sultanate of the same name, in 6° 9′ S., 39° 15′ E.

The town is situated on the western side of the island, 26 m. N.E. of the mainland port of Bagamoyo, which is visible from Zanzibar in very clear weather.

Zanzibar is built on a triangular-shaped peninsula about a mile and a half long which runs from east to west, forming a safe and spacious road-stead or bay with a minimum depth of water exceeding five fathoms.

Ocean steamers anchor in the road-stead and are loaded and discharged by lighters. The harbor, frequented by British, German and French steamers, warships and Arab dhows, affords a constant scene of animation.

Viewed from the sea, the town presents a pleasant prospect with its mosques, white flat-topped houses, barracks, forts, and round towers.

The most prominent buildings are the Sultan’s palace and the Government offices (formerly the British consulate), the last-named situated at the Point, the south-west horn of the bay.

To the left of the palace – viewed from the sea – is the “stone ship,” a series of water tanks (now disused) the front of which is cleverly carved to resemble a ship.

The town consists of two quarters, Shangani, the centre of trade and residence of the sultan, and the eastern suburb, formerly separated from the rest of the town by the Malagash lagoon, an inlet of the sea, now drained.

For the most part Zanzibar consists of a labyrinth of narrow and dirty streets, in which live the Banyans, Singalese, the negro porters, fishermen and half-castes.

There are numerous markets. In Shangani are the houses of the European merchants and the chief Arabs, and the headquarters of various Protestant and Roman Catholic missions.

Characteristic of the streets are the carved and massive wooden doors, whose blackness contrasts with the white stone of the houses, and the bright red of the acacias in the garden enclosures.

Ndia Kun or Main Road extends from the Sultan’s palace to the (new) British Agency at Mnazi Moja, a castellated building situated in beautiful grounds.

Along this thoroughfare are the custom house, the post office buildings (an imposing edifice) and several consulates. In a turning off Main Street is the residence of Tippoo Tib (now an hotel).

Next to this house is the English Club, and in the same street are the law courts (built 1909-10).

The Anglican cathedral (built 1873-79) a semi-Gothic coral building, occupies the site of the old slave market. The Roman Catholic cathedral – in the Renaissance style – is one of the finest buildings in East Africa.

On the outskirts of the town at Mnazi Moja is a public park, a golf course and cricket ground.

Zanzibar is well supplied with pure water brought from the neighboring hills. Submarine cables connect Zanzibar with all parts of the world; whilst lines of steamships from Europe and India make it a regular port of call.

It was not, however, until 1910 that direct steamship communication with London was established.

Zanzibar Maps, Tanzania Maps, East African and Africa Maps

If only they opened their atlases in that geography lesson where even the teacher thinks our Tanzanian Great Kilimanjaro Mountain is in Kenya – better do your home work and research where Tanzania and Zanzibar is instead of relying just on what the good intended teacher teaches, we are all human, s… happens if you do not do your own research.

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