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Sultanate of Zanzibar

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Last Sultan of Zanzibar's modest UK home

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THE DEPOSED SULTAN OF ZANZIBAR SPEAKING TO THE PRESS AFTER REACHING BRITAIN FOR ASYLUM!

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The Sultan Of Zanzibar (1929)

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Sultan Of Zanzibar's Trip In British Submarine (1929)

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The Sultan Of Zanzibar (1929)

The Sultanate of Zanzibar, also known as the Zanzibar Sultanate, comprised the territories over which the Sultan of Zanzibar was the sovereign. Those territories varied over time, and at one point included all of what is now Kenya as well as the Zanzibar Archipelago of the Swahili Coast. Later, the kingdom's realm included only a ten mile wide coastal strip of Kenya and Zanzibar. Under an agreement concluded on 8 October 1963, the Sultan relinquished sovereignty over his remaining territory in Kenya. On 12 January 1964, Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah was deposed and lost sovereignty over the last of his dominions, Zanzibar.
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  • Country facts 

  • Founding of the Sultanate 

  • Context for the Sultan's loss of control over his dominions 

  • 1890 - Establishment by the British of the Zanzibar Protectorate on part of the Sultan's dominions 

  • East Africa Protectorate 

  • 1963/1964 - Zanzibar Protectorate ended and Sultan deposed 

  • Demographics