Investors are strongly advised not to enter into land agreement with any third party. The Zanzibar Government does not recognize any such transactions. For details contact us at +255 24 223 3026, Email:

+255 (024) 223 302 6 / 223 735 3 | Email:

Peoples and Culture

The population of Zanzibar stands at 1.3 million people according to the 2012 Census at an annual growth rate of 2.8%. OCGS (2018) projects the population to have reached 1,534,000 in 2017. Its Swahili culture is a hybrid of African, Arabian, Indian and Persian practices. The official languages are Kiswahili and English. Arabic is spoken in selected quarters. The people of Zanzibar are predominantly Muslim.

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Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority
Office: Maruhubi Industrial Area, Zanzibar
United Republic of Tanzania Phone: +255 24 2233026
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Working Hours: Mo-Fr: 07:30 am - 03:30 pm

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