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Zanzibar
Tags : Ras Mkumbuu

Is a long narrow peninsula on the central west coast of Peemba Island, one of the two main islands of Zanzibar  . 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.

Ras Mkumbuu was an important site in Pemba's history, being the site one of the island's most important early settlements,Qanbalu , which is now a ruin. The small village of Ngagu  is now the peninsula's main settlement.

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