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Zanzibar City (or Zanzibar Town, often simply referred to as Zanzibar) is the capital and largest city of Zanzibar, in Tanzania. It is located on the west coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago, roughly due north of Dar es Salaam across the Zanzibar Channel. It also serves as the capital of the Zanzibar Urban/West Region, and qualifies as a district, formally known as Zanzibar Urban District. In 2002 its population was 205,870. Zanzibar City comprises two main parts, Stone Town and Ng'ambo (literally: "The Other Side"); the two areas are historically divided by a creek, now marked by a large street called Creek Road. Stone Town is the historical core of the city, former capital of the Zanzibar Sultanate; because of its unique architecture and culture, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Ng'ambo is a much larger, modern area that developed around Stone Town after the Zanzibar Revolution, with office buildings and large apartment blocks such as those of the Michenzani neighbourhood.

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Facts and Stats for Zanzibar Town*

  • Zanzibar Town: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Zanzibar Town for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Zanzibar Town.

    • Burglary and Theft 87.5 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 93.75 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 87.5 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 87.5 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 87.5 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 93.75 (Very High)
  • Living in Zanzibar Town - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 11.33 (Very Low)
    • Climate Index 73.72 (High)
    • Health Care Index 45.37 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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