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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. During the holy month of Ramadhan visitors are expected to refrain from eating, drinking or smoking in public during day-light hours.

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Executive Director
Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA)
Maruhubi Complex - Zanzibar
United Republic of Tanzania
Phone: +255 24 2233026; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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