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geography of East Africa, including Zanzibar and Pemba

J. M. Pritchard

geography of East Africa, including Zanzibar and Pemba

by J. M. Pritchard

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Published by Dent in London .
Written in English


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Statementby J. M. Pritchard.
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Open LibraryOL19711311M

[43]:page It also incorporates several offshore islands, including Unguja (Zanzibar), Pemba, and Mafia. [43]:page The country is the site of Africa's highest and lowest points: Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5, metres (19, ft) above sea level, and the floor of Lake Tanganyika, at metres (1, ft) below sea level, respectively. This is actually a rather confusing question, Zanzibar is the archipelago of all the islands offshore mainland Tanzania, which includes Pemba.I am assuming that you are referring to staying on either the island of Unguja or Pemba. Unguja is the big island and is the one referred to by many as Zanzibar.

A sultanate and British protectorate of East Africa. The sultanate, formerly of much larger extent (see below, History), was reduced in to the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, some adjacent islets, the nominal sovereignty of the coast line - for ten miles inland - of the protectorate of British East Africa, and the possession, also nominal, of five ports on the Benadir coast, leased to Italy. Tanzania has the largest population in East Africa and the lowest population density; almost a third of the population is urban. Tanzania’s youthful population – about two-thirds of the population is under 25 – is growing rapidly because of the high total fertility rate of children per woman.

Its Indian Ocean coastline and the major islands of Mafia, Pemba and Zanzibar are protected by coral reefs. The mainland is dominated by a large central plateau, one covered with grasslands, plains and rolling hills. The Serengeti plain is a large geographical region that spans s km2 (12, sq Author: John Moen. Experience Discerning Island Travels In Zanzibar With AfricanMecca Safaris. Navigation Tip 1 - Go Directly To Beach & Tour Planning Section For Zanzibar An exquisite jewel set in the Indian Ocean, about 23 miles off the east coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar or the Spice Island is a laid-back little settlement where history whispers to you as you wander through its narrow winding streets on your /5.


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Geography of East Africa, including Zanzibar and Pemba by J. M. Pritchard Download PDF EPUB FB2

East Africa or Eastern Africa is the eastern region of the African continent, variably defined by the United Nations Statistics Division scheme of geographic regions, 20 territories make up Eastern Africa. Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan are members of the East African Community (EAC).

The first five are also included in the African Great Lakes region. Zanzibar, Swahili Unguja, island in the Indian Ocean, lying 22 miles (35 km) off the coast of east-central Africa.

In Zanzibar, together with Pemba Island including Zanzibar and Pemba book some other smaller islands, joined with Tanganyika on the mainland to form the United Republic of Tanzania.

Area square miles (1, square km). Pop. ( est.)Geography of East Africa. London J.M. Dent & Sons [] Book: All Authors / Contributors: J M Pritchard. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Description: pages maps, charts 19 cm: Responsibility: including Zanzibar and Pemba.

Reviews. User-contributed reviews Tags. Add tags for "Geography of East Africa,". Be the first. Physical Geography. Northeast Tanzania exhibits a mountainous terrain and includes Mount Meru, an active volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano, and the Usambara and Pare mountain ranges. Kilimanjaro attracts thousands of tourists each year.

West of those mountains is the Gregory Rift, which is the eastern arm of the Great Rift the floor of the rift are a number of large salt Area: Ranked 30th. Tanzania was formed as a sovereign state in through the union of the theretofore separate states of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

Mainland Tanganyika covers more than 99 percent of the combined territories’ total area. Mafia Island is administered from the mainland, while Zanzibar and Pemba islands have a separate government administration. The highest mountain in Africa, Mt.

Kilimanjaro (19, feet), is located in Tanzania near the border with Kenya. The second highest peak, Mt. Kenya (17, feet), located just north of the country’s capital of Nairobi, near the equator, is the source of Kenya’s name.

Both mountains are inactive volcanoes and have permanent snow geography of East Africa their peaks. They provide fresh water, which flows down.

Pemba was seized by the Sultan of Muscat (now Oman) in the 17th was so enchanted by the Spice Islands that he installed himself in Zanzibar and ruled Muscat from there. When the Western Colonial powers came to East Africa the British forced the Sultanates of Muscat and Zanzibar to separate and then administered the Spice Islands in the name of the Sultan.

OFFICIAL NAME: United Republic of Tanzania FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Republic CAPITAL: Dodoma AREA:square kilometres POPULATION: 47, OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Kiswahili or Swahili, English MONEY: Tanzanian shilling FLAG. GEOGRAPHY. Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and includes the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and ed just south of the equator.

This book covers the most popular hotels and restaurants, and it has pretty good general travel advice for Tanzania and safari.

For hiking Kilimanjaro, I like the Cameron Burns book. For wildlife reference, I like the Wildlife of East Africa book.4/5(32). The period of European domination of Africa began in the 15th cent. with Portuguese exploration of the coasts of Africa in an attempt to establish a safe route to India and to tap the lucrative gold trade of Sudan and the east coast trade in gold, slaves, and ivory conducted for centuries by Arabs and Swahili.

As a regional commercial power in the 19th century, Oman held territories on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of East Africa, the area along the coast of East Africa known as Zanj including Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, and until in Gwadar (in present-day Pakistan) on the coast of the Arabian Sea.

Zanzibar before was one of the most prosperous and developed countries in Africa, with a minimum of crime, almost free education and health services, low-cost electricity and water supply etc, albeit suffering from feudalism coupled with compradorial economics (whereby much East African trade in ivory, gold, diamonds and similar goods was.

Zanzibar Books. We often get asked which books we would recommend. In association with andwe are happy to suggest a hand-picked selection of travel guides, reference books, travelogues and music. All titles relate to Zanzibar, Tanzania, East Africa, or Africa as a whole.

Great guide book. I think it does as much as a guide book can do in a time when things are changing very rapidly in East Africa.

I was in Tanzania doing research for several months inand used the book for hotels and restaurants, for the most part/5(9). Map of Africa showing location of Tanzania and the island of Zanzibar in red Cruising Maps - Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Mafia Lamu Querimbas Map #2 - Map of East Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Comoros and North Madagascar.

Zanzibar comprises of two main islands which are situated in the Indian Ocean approximately 35 kilometers off the mainland of Tanzania at latitude of 6 degrees south of the Equator and about 39 degrees east.

Pemba Island is 40 miles long and 14 miles wide with a surface area of square miles. Geography. Zanzibar lies on the east coast of Africa and consists of Unguja Island (also called Zanzibar) and Pemba Island, with several surrounding islets.

The Island of Unguja is separated from mainland Tanzania by a shallow channel 37 km across at its narrowest point. About this book. Geology of East Africa provides a concise account of the multi-faceted regional geology and stratigraphy of East Africa, that is Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Much of the data presented, however, is highly relevant to the surrounding countries and regions as well.

The Yao speak a Bantu language known as Chiyao (chi-being the class prefix for "language"), with an estimated 1, speakers in Malawi,in Mozambique, andin nationality's traditional homeland is located between the Rovuma and the Lugenda Rivers in northern Mozambique.

They also speak the official languages of the countries they inhabit, Swahili in Tanzania. The Sultanate extended beyond the island of Zanzibar, including the islandof Pemba further north. The Sultan's suzerainty was recognized along the coast of nearby East Africa, up north to the Witu Region (modern Kenya).

Zanzibar was a trade center, slaves and ivory being the dominant commodities. TANZANIA is home to more than different ethnic groups. The country also has some of the largest wildlife herds on the African continent.

Large and diverse, the country boasts some of the most spectacular topography in Africa, including the Great Rift Valley, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the vast Serengeti Plains and Ngorongoro Crater.Explore Zanzibar's ancient Stone Town, dive on Pemba's pristine coral reefs or feast your eyes on magnificent wildlife using this practical in-depth guide.

45 detailed maps including a full-colour country map 32 page colour guide to the country's spectacular wildlife extensive coverage of the exotic Zanzibar Tanzania will encompass your dreams 3/5.Google satellite, terrain and road map for Pemba and its accommodations in Tanzania - East Africa.

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