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Stone Town

In Zanzibar on February 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Stone Town

Stone Town is a gritty urban hub seeped deeply in tradition. The Arabic influence is strong, and is reflected in everything from the architecture, the genetic make-up of many of the people, and Islam, the predominant religion.

A city situated right on the water, Stone Town was a major stop on the Arabic trade route hence Zanzibar’s reputation as Spice Island, due to all of the trading and cultural blending that occurred on the island.

residential street in stone town


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