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  Zanzibar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Acquiescing to British demands, Hamoud brought an end to Zanzibar's role as a centre for the eastern slave trade that had begun under Omani rule in 17th Century by banning slavery and freeing the slaves of Zanzibar with compensation in 1897.
The loss of the Zanzibar Empire to the Europeans was initiated primarily by the British determination to exterminate the evils of slavery, led by David Livingstone.
Zanzibar's history was influenced by the British, Persians, Arabs, Indians, Portuguese and the African mainland.
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 Zanzibar  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
The population of Zanzibar in 1995 was an estimated 456,934.
Zanzibar's rise to importance within the sphere of East Africa and the Indian Ocean began during the reign of Said ibn Sultan, sultan of Oman and Zanzibar from 1806 to 1856.
Zanzibar evolved as a minor territory of the British Empire, a state with an economy that was overly dependent on the export of cloves.
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 THE ISLANDS
Zanzibar is known throughout the world as the jewel of the Indian Ocean and has a romantic, colourful history of seafarers and explorers, of riches and tragedy, and the dark stain of slavery.
Zanzibar Town, on Zanzibar Island, is the national capital of Zanzibar and the seat of government.
Zanzibar is connected to the African Continent by a shallow submerged shelf and as such is considered to be an extension of the mainland.
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 Zanzibar, island, Tanzania - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zanzibar's trade was run by Omanis, who organized caravans into the interior of E Africa; the trade was largely financed by Indians resident on Zanzibar, many of whom were agents of Bombay firms.
Majid was succeeded as sultan by Barghash in 1870, by Khalifa in 1888, by Ali ibn Said in 1890, by Hamid ibn Thuwain in 1893, by Hamoud ibn Muhammad in 1896, by Ali in 1902, by Khalifa ibn Naroub in 1911, by Abdullah ibn Khalifa in 1960, and by Jamshid ibn Abdullah in 1963.
Zanzibar retains considerable independence in internal affairs, but its foreign relations and defense are handled by the central government.
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 Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar is represented by 10 elected deputies, 32 deputies appointed by the Revolutionary Council and another 15 appointed by the president.
The Constitution of Zanzibar, drafted by president A. Jumbe, was approved on 12 October 1979 by the Revolutionary Council and confirmed on 28 December by the National Conference of the CCM.
Zanzibar was separated from Oman in 1861, and effectively controlled by Britain after 1873 when the Royal Navy enforced the closure of the slave market, and enlarged its base in the harbour from which it operated patrols against slave traders.
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 THE LOCATION OF ZANZIBAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zanzibar, the jewel of the Indian Ocean is located a few miles off the Coast of East Africa.
Zanzibar is roughly 72 km (45 miles) from the 'capital' of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, and a typical 'speed boat' journey to the capital would take you about 1.5 hours.
The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are deeper and more turbulent than the waters of the Zanzibar channel as they come into direct contact with the Indian Ocean.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Zanzibar
In former days Zanzibar received from all the ports of the Great Land, especially Bagamoyo and Kilwa, the exports of ivory, copal, skins, grain, and slaves, especially the latter, who, after sale in the public markets, were dispersed all over the Muslim territories bordering on the Indian Ocean.
Accompanied by two priests, a physician, and six nuns, he arrived at Zanzibar about the end of 1860; the first Mass was celebrated at midnight on Christmas, in a large Arab house, where the beautiful cathedral now stands.
At Zanzibar the Universities' mission, whose beautiful church is erected on the site of the ancient slave-mart, dates from the same time as the Catholic mission: its influence extends towards Nyassa and the Usambara.
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 Zanzibar / History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Origin of the word Zanzibar is still debatable, some say it means 'fair is this island' while others think it came from the Persians' meaning a fl coast.
While slave trade lasted, Zanzibar was a focal point and contributed a lot as a channel or centre for the transaction and subsequent shipment of slaves.
Zanzibar then grew very fast as a major trade centre for the mainland and most parts of the East African coast.
www.zanzibar.co.tz /History.htm   (202 words)

  
 Zanzibar Port Corporation (ZPC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zanzibar Port Corporation (ZPC) is a public entity, which has full autonomy for operation and development of ports.
Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean, about 22 miles off the coast of mainland Tanzania.
The purpose of the agreement is to provide the funding for the rehabilitation of the Zanzibar port which for many years was experiencing deterioration and damage.
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 Zanzibar / Mystery and Spices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zanzibar and her historic spice, is truly enchanting and one of the newest and very popular beach holiday destinations in the world today awaiting to be really discovered.
The merge of cultures between Africans, Arabs and Indians all abound and are explicit in Zanzibar.
Zanzibar's history is fascinating, the spice tours are exotic, the ruins are symbols of the rich past.
www.zanzibar.co.tz   (226 words)

  
 Zanzibar, Tanzania: GoNOMAD DESTINATION MINI GUIDE
Zanzibar is waking up to its potential as a tourist destination, and planning permission has been sought by a number of international organizations for large-scale tourist developments in some the most picturesque and unspoiled places on the islands.
Zanzibar's predominantly Muslim population observes the fast of Ramadan for a month every year, during which believers are forbidden to eat, drink or smoke between sunrise and sunset.
Zanzibar, and especially Unguja, is an ideal place to explore by mountain bike due to its flat terrain.
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 YOJOE.COM | Zanzibar
Zanzibar was released as part of the sixth series (1987), packaged exclusively with the Dreadnok Air Skiff.
Zanzibar came with a fl handgun, a brown hammer, and a brown spear.
Zanzibar's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
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 Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Island
Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia Islands are part of a coral reef barrier along the Tanzania Coast.
Zanzibar is immediately accessible from the mainland by ferry or by scheduled flights.
Zanzibar was the famed center of the Arab spice trade and a center for the fascinating Swahili culture which blends African, Arab, and Indian influences.
www.capecairo.com /islands/zanzibar/zanzibar.html   (1422 words)

  
 Zanzibar at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zanzibar's main industries are spices (including nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper) and tourism.
Zanzibar was never an independent nation or country in its own right, but became a part of the overseas holdings of the Sultan of Oman in 1698.
Zanzibar was a centre for the eastern slave trade during the 17th-19th centuries, when it was ruled by the Sultan of Oman.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Zanzibar.html   (386 words)

  
 Zanzibar on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ZANZIBAR [Zanzibar], semi-autonomous archipelago, Tanzania,, E Africa, in the Indian Ocean, consisting of the island of Zanzibar or Unjuga (1994 est.
The main towns of the archipelago are Zanzibar (or Stone Town), Chwaka, Kizimkazi, and Koani (all on Zanzibar) and Wete, Chake Chake, and Mkoani (on Pemba).
Zanzibar island, which is low-lying, with a maximum elevation of about 390 ft (120 m) is subdivided into three regions.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/Z/ZanzibarI1.asp   (1554 words)

  
 Zanzibar Unveiled
The main islands of ZANZIBAR are Unguja, Pemba, Tumbatu and Mafia.
Stone Town, on the western shore of Unguja Island, is the Capital of this region.
Tourists are now welcome on Zanzibar and the infrastructure for guests has greatly expanded in the last few years.
home.globalfrontiers.com /zanzibar   (375 words)

  
 Zanzibar
The Island of Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean about 40 km east of Bagamoyo on the Tanzanian mainland.
Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the equator and so enjoys a tropical climate.
Zanzibar is a Moslem society,although alcohol is freely available on the islands, drunken behavior is not regarded with tolerance but is considered offensive by most people.
www.zantours.com /zanzibar1.htm   (522 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Country profiles | Regions and territories: Zanzibar
A former centre of the spice and slave trades, present-day Zanzibar is infused with African, Arabic, European and Indian influences.
A republic was established and in April the presidents of Zanzibar and Tanganyika, on the mainland, signed an act of union, forming the United Republic of Tanzania while giving semi-autonomy to Zanzibar.
The media in Zanzibar are subject to a different set of regulations to their counterparts on mainland Tanzania.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/3850393.stm   (642 words)

  
 Zanzibar,Travel Guide and Tourist Information - Tanzania Africa
Zanzibar officially refers to the archipelago that include Unguja (the Swahili name for Zanzibar Island) and Pemba, surrounded by about 50 smaller ones.
Covering an area of 1464 sq km, Zanzibar is a mainly low lying island, with it's highest point at 120 meters.
Zanzibar is an island state within the United Republic of Tanzania, and has its own semi-autonomous government made up of a Revolutionary Council and House of Representatives.
www.africaguide.com /country/zanzibar   (304 words)

  
 Independent Travel Guide to Zanzibar, Geography, Climate, People, History of Zanzibar, Tanzania, East Africa, Vacation ...
Zanzibar, a part of the United Republic of Tanzania, is a series of many islands, the main ones being Unguja and Pemba.
Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate that is largely dominated by the Indian Ocean monsoons.
Zanzibar is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the world and with white sand, palm trees, gorgeous shells, and amazing shades of blue and turquoise waters they are a highlight of the island.
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 Zanzinet Forum
Zanzibar Government has ordered the Zanzibar Election Commission (ZEC) to suspended the work of auditing Voters Register claiming that, it is not in country's best interest.
The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar has launched a new flag for Zanzibar in an occasion that was marked by partisan celebrations mainly by the members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).
Year 2004 showed a good start in Zanzibar but towards the end of the year, the politically motivated killing of a teenager by the members of government sponsored paramilitary, the Coastguards (KMKM) during the voters registration exercise in Pemba, reminds all Zanzibaris of the tough times ahead.
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 Zanzibar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zanzibar Unveiled english - The main islands of ZANZIBAR are Unguja, Pemba, Tumbatu and Mafia.
As Zanzibar’s first Five Star Dive Centre it is the most professional and organized operation on the island.
MV Illusions dive liveaboard english - This 72 foot motorised catamaran cruises between Pemba and Zanzibar on the Northern circuit and between Dar es Salaam and Mafia on the Southern circuit.
www.tuttinsieme.it /tutti/tut/af/tanzania/zanzibar.htm   (762 words)

  
 Zanzibar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zanzibar is poised to conduct an up turn in tourist activities that will benefit all.
A trip to Pemba Island (a sister Island of Zanzibar) by air or by boat, is a touristic adventure which will take you to another stunning green Island with incredible number of clove trees and beautiful landscaping.
The Stone Town section of Zanzibar is a physical evidence of the rich cultural heritage: Arab, Indian, and European, combined with the local African Tradition.
www.sunrisesafaris.com /zanzibar.htm   (3751 words)

  
 Zanzibar - Enjoy an exotic stay on the tropical island of Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar Town is on Unguja Island, which is generally referred to as "Zanzibar".
A jewel in tranquil coral waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is one of the world's most beautiful islands.
He never returned to Zanzibar, but the influence of his Zanzibar background is expressed in the lyrics of Queen's best known song "Bohemian Rhapsody" with "Bismillah will you let him go".
www.africanheart.com /E/zanzibar.htm   (466 words)

  
 Tanzania Tourist Board :: Places to Go :: Islands :: Zanzibar Island
Portuguese invasion and control of the Swahili Coast in the late 16th century ended the golden age of the archipelago, although the Omani Arabs returned to power less than a century later.
Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world, but sand and surf vary depending on what side of the island you’re on.
On the south coast of Zanzibar lies the Menai Bay Conservation Area, a sea turtle protection area for the endangered species that come to breed on the island.
tanzaniatouristboard.com /places_to_go/islands/zanzibar   (282 words)

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