Zanzibar is a country whose border area covers the entire area of Unguja and Pemba
Islands as well as the small Islands surrounding it and its sea which before the
Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar was called the People's Republic of Zanzibar.
In general, the Islands are located between latitude and 6 Degrees South
of the Equator and at 39.55 Degrees and 40 Degrees East,
Zainzibar is one of the two countries that make up the United Republic of Tanzania.
Zanzibar has 4 Decades of weather in the Calendar year from January to December
which includes the Northern (December to February), Spring(March to May),
Winter (June to September) and Autumn (October to November)).
In order to bring administrative services to the people in their areas, a total of 11
Districts were established which are: Urban District, West District A, West District B, Southern District, Central District, North District A, Northern District B, Chake Chake District, Regional District, Wete District and Micheweni District, where a total of 388 Shehia have been established within those Districts. Zanzibar has an area of 637 square Miles.
Zanzibar has a mix of different cultures that come from the natives who lived together for a long time
and established cultures involving language, religion, dress, recipes, traditional and traditional ceremonies.
However, the origins of these cultures were mixed with the cultures of immigrants
from Asia, Europe and the Americas and the Indian Ocean Islands.
According to the 1957 Population and Housing Census, Zanzibar had a population of about 295,600,
according to the 1964 Population and Housing Census the number increased to 322,630 people.
Zanzibar has a total population of 1,303,569 according to the 2012 Population and Housing Census.
Swahili is the language of communication used in official and common communication in the community.
Immediately after the 1964 Revolution, the Government of Zanzibar granted Kiswahili status as the
official national language to be used in all official and social activities.
The Bank of Tanzania Act of 2006 authorizes only the Central Bank to create and disburse Money
(Notes and Currency) for use in Tanzania. That is the legal tender for payment in Tanzania.
The Central Bank is responsible for designing and ordering notes and coins to meet the financial needs in Tanzania.
The Tanzanian currency is the Shilling.
National Holidays announced by the Government Gazette
01 January - New Year
12 January - Zanzibar Revolution Day
07 April - Karume Memorial
10 April - Good Friday
13 April - Easter Monday
26 April - Union Day
01 May - Workers' Purpose Day
07 July - Saba saba Day
08 August - Farmers' Day
14 October - Nyerere Day
09 December - Independence Day of the Republic of Tanganyika
25 December - Christmas Day
26 December - Gift Day
Eid-l-Fitri (depending on the sighting of the moon)
Eid-l-Adh-ha(depending on the sighting of the moon)
Maulid Day (depending on thesighting of the moon)
The working hours shall be eight hours per day equivalent to forty hours per week in the following order:
(a) Monday - Friday: 1:30 am - 9:30 pm; except:
(b) The Holy Month of Ramadan: Monday - Friday: 1:30 am - 8:30 pm
(c) The working hours will not change until the Minister approves the change.
The official working hours for Zanzibar government offices are from Monday to Friday from 01:30 am to 9:30 pm.