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Zanzibar Archipelago Off Coast of Tanzania

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December 6th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Tanzania - November 14th, 2011

Visible on the right side of this APM image, off the coast of Tanzania, is Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa. It comprises the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland.

The archipelago consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, informally referred to as Zanzibar), and Pemba. Zanzibar is mainly low lying, its highest point is 120 metres. It is 108 km long and 32 .km wide, with an area of 2,461 km2 (950 sq mi).

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