Chake Chake


Chake Chake - is the central place on the state of the Tanzanian island of Pemba Zanzibar belonging ( part of the archipelago of Zanzibar ) and county. The district Tibirinzi (derived from "deep breeze" ) is home to the State House ( residence of the President of Zanzibar for stays on Pemba ); in the district Mach Omane the Pemba Essential Oil Distillery, are distilled (eg Langi Langi - ) in addition to clove oil, other perfume essences is. The city has an estimated population of 40,000. The only airport of Pemba (PBA, Karume Airport ) is located about 7 km southeast of the city.

Chake Chake - is a traffic hub on the island for the buses in the north ( Wete, Konde, Micheweni, Vitongoji ) and south ( Mkoani ). The central state of the buses ( Dalla- dalla ) is located in the city center behind the market, short-range (after Gombani, Wesha, Vitongoji, Uwanja wa Ndege ) but also start from the main road.

About 6 km west of Chake Chake - Wesha is the only power plant Pemba; since 2010 is available through a submarine cable electricity from the mainland. Chake Chake - north-east of the road to Vitongoji there is a larger military complex ( the old airport). North of town along the road to Wete early 1990s was built with North Korean personnel support in Gombani a great modern football stadium; the monumental floodlights remained unfinished and carry no lights.

Chake Chake - owns a house built with EU funds around 1990 hospital in the city center.

In Pujini on the east coast, about 4 km south of the Karume Airport, there is a remarkable ruins, the fortress of Mkama Ndume (probably 15th century ); it should be the only such fortifications along the East African coast from this period. Mkama Ndume was a Persian conqueror who shall have distinguished themselves by atrocities against the indigenous population.

Chake Chake - west of, on the Ras Mkumbuu peninsula, lie the remarkable Ndagoni ruins with the remains of a mosque and house foundations and 14 graves. This settlement, meanwhile, are of the larger parts below sea level said to have been one of the largest settlements on the east coast of Africa in the 11th century.