Issue 1 : Jan - Feb 2021
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We lie 35km off the coast of East Africa.
Although we are partly self-governing, our island is actually a state of Tanzania and not an independent country.
Arabic, Persian, Indian and European influences can be found on our island.
The capital of our island is Zanzibar City and it's historic centre, Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site
We depend on tourism and the spice trade.
Our 3 official languages are Swahili, Arabic and English and the main religion of our island is Islam.
Known as The Spice Islands, the name Zanzibar conjures up images of exotic beaches, magical colours and mystery and these islands don't disappoint. Sitting off the coast of Tanzania, in east Africa, Zanzibar is actually the name of the archipelago, or group, of islands. The main and largest island is Unguja, then Pemba in the north and Mafia island, followed by the tiny and uninhabited Latham Island. The islanders have seen people from many countries pass through their land and leave their influences behind and the beautiful crumbling architecture and narrow winding alleyways of Stone Town, a World Heritage Site, is a perfect example. Its faded paintwork and worn stone greets everyone that visits, and gives a sense of being transported back in time as Africa meets the Arab world. Swirling colours, the scent of exotic spices and an array of people and cultures mix in the local markets as worlds collide and lives are lived. The island is also home to some jaw dropping coastline with mile after mile of stunning beaches, lush green forests and everything from monkeys, to barracudas, octopus and dolphins.
Thank you to Simone Gillespie and the children of KINS Independent School, Zanzibar, for all of the hard work they have done and making this issue possible!
Capital: Zanzibar City
Population: 1.304 million
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling
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