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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-53 map
Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-53 map

Facts in brief:

Located on Mombasa Island with links to the mainland; visited in 1498 by Vasco da Gama; controlled by Portuguese 1529-1698; during 18th cen. subject to Oman, whose local representative became independent leader of Zanzibar; part of Zanzibar until 1887.

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