Zanzibar Archipelago

The Zanzibar Archipelago
Unguja and Pemba Islands

The Zanzibar Archipelago (Arabic: أرخبيل زنجبار‎, Swahili: Funguvisiwa la Zanzibar) consists of several islands lying off the coast of East Africa south of the Somali sea. The archipelago is also known as the Spice Islands. There are four main islands, three primary islands with human populations, a fourth coral island that serves as an essential breeding ground for seabirds, plus a number of smaller islets that surround them and an isolated tiny islet.[1]

Most of the archipelago belongs to the Zanzibar semi-autonomous region of Tanzania, while Mafia Island and its associated islets are part of the Pwani Region on the mainland.

List of islands

Main islands

Surrounding Unguja Island

Surrounding Pemba Island[3]

  • Fundo Island - settled
  • Funzi Island
  • Jombe Island
  • Kashani Island
  • Kisiwa Hamisi
  • Kisiwa Kamata
  • Kisiwa Mbali
  • Kisiwa N´gombe
  • Kojani Island - settled
  • Kokota Island - settled
  • Kuji Island
  • Kwata Islet
  • Makoongwe Island - settled
  • Matumbi Makubwa Island
  • Matumbini Island
  • Misali Island
  • Njao Island
  • Panani Island
  • Panza Island - settled
  • Shamiani Island - settled
  • Sumtama Island
  • Uvinje Island - settled
  • Vikunguni Island
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