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Zanzibar consists of two main islands, Pemba and Unguja with some 50 smaller islands surrounding the archipelago. The islands are located in the Indian Ocean, to the east of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Zanzibar has an area of 17,494 sq km, and Unguja is the main and most developed island. Part of the United Republic of Tanzania, Zanzibar has a semi-autonomous status. The population of Zanzibar is about 800,000 people, of which 150,000 are found on Pemba. The majority of people inhabit Stone Town, which is the "capital" of Zanzibar and is on the west coast of Unguja. The main languages are Swahili, English, Arabic and the local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling.

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Chumbe Island Coral Park
PO Box 3203, Shangani,
Zanzibar, Tanzania
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