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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. On its main island, Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar, is Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. Its winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace. The northern villages Nungwi and Kendwa have wide beaches lined with hotels.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Country: Tanzania

Continent: Africa

Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Population: 1,304,000

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