Chake-Chake Bay

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Chake-Chake Bay
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Chake-Chake Bay
Location in Tanzania
Coordinates 5°15′S39°40′E / 5.250°S 39.667°E / -5.250; 39.667 Coordinates: 5°15′S39°40′E / 5.250°S 39.667°E / -5.250; 39.667
Ocean/sea sources Indian Ocean
Basin  countries Tanzania
Max. length 5 km (3.1 mi)
Islands Pemba Island
References [1]

Chake-Chake Bay is a large indentation in the central west coast of Pemba Island, one of the two main islands of Tanzania's Zanzibar Archipelago.

Pemba Island island in Tanzania

Pemba Island, is an island forming part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, lying within the Swahili Coast in the Indian Ocean.

Tanzania country in Africa

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania.

Zanzibar Archipelago archipelago in Tanzania

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Geography

The town of Chake-Chake, one of the island's main population centres, is located in the central coast of the bay.

Chake-Chake City in Tanzania

Chake-Chake is a city located on the Tanzanian island of Pemba. It is in the centre of a deep indentation in the west coast called Chake-Chake Bay.

The bay is not particularly wide, stretching for only five kilometres from north to south, but it is deep, lying between two long peninsulas, Ras Tundua in the south and Ras Mkumbuu in the north. The latter peninsula was the site of one of the island's most important early settlements, Qanbalu, which is now a ruin. [2]

Ras Mkumbuu is a long narrow peninsula on the central west coast of Pemba Island, one of the two main islands of Tanzania's Zanzibar Archipelago. The town of Chake-Chake, one of the island's main population centres, is located immediately to the south of it on Chake-Chake Bay. The peninsula stretches due west for 12 kilometres, tapering to only a few tens of metres wide at its narrowest point. The peninsula, along with Fundo Island to the north, forms part of a natural breakwater which provides a calm harbour for the northern town of Wete.

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Chambani is a village on the Zanzibari island of Pemba. It is located in the south of the island, nine kilometres south of Chake-Chake, close to several sets of ruins, notably the Pujini Ruins, a 15th-century citadel, located close to the village of Pujini, two kilometres to the north.

Ngagu is a village on the Zanzibari island of Pemba. It is located at the end of a narrow peninsula known as Ras Mkumbuu, which lies on the west coast immediately to the north of Chake-Chake Bay. The town is located close to the Quanbalu Ruins. Possibly dating from as early as the eighth century, these are the remains of a major trading centre which may have been Africa's oldest Muslim town.


The Ras Mkumbuu Ruins are located on the west coast of the Tanzanian island of Pemba, part of the Zanzibar Archipelago. They lie close to the village of Ndagoni at the end of a long narrow peninsula known as Ras Mkumbuu, which lies to the northwest of the town of Chake-Chake.

Njao Island is located off the northwest coast of Pemba Island, one of the two main islands of Tanzania's Zanzibar Archipelago. Together with the larger Fundo Island, which lies immediately to the south, it forms a natural barrier and breakwater for the harbour of the town of Wete, which lies seven kilometres to the southeast.

Fundo Island is located off the northwest coast of Pemba Island, one of the two main islands of Tanzania's Zanzibar Archipelago. It is one of the larger minor islands in the archipelago, and the largest of those surrounding Pemba. Fundo Island is nine kilometres in length, though barely a kilometre in width, and is surrounded by a reef.

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References

  1. GoogleEarth
  2. Finke, J. (2006) The Rough Guide to Zanzibar (2nd edition). New York: Rough Guides.