Is Crete Bigger Than Zanzibar? (Comparison)

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas Zanzibar is an insular autonomous region of the country of Tanzania. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Zanzibar regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Zanzibar?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Zanzibar is 2,462 sq km. Crete is bigger than Zanzibar by 5,988 sq km. Crete is around 3.43 times bigger than Zanzibar.

Area of Crete:  3,260 sq mi ( 8,450 km2 )

Area of Crete compared to Zanzibar

Area of Zanzibar:  951 sq mi ( 2,462 km2 )

Area of Zanzibar compared to Crete


According to the Eurostat data, the total population of Crete as of 2019 was estimated to be around 634,930.

Population of Crete compared to Zanzibar

As per Wikipedia, the total population of Zanzibar as of the 2012 Census was estimated to be around 1,503,569.

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Zanzibar.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital city of Zanzibar is Zanzibar City.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Zanzibar: Swahili, Arabic, English

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Zanzibar as of 2018: 0.720

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Zanzibar Timezone: 

UTC + 3 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Crete:
35° 12′ 36″ N24° 54′ 36″ E

Coordinates of Zanzibar:
6° 8′ 0″ S39° 19′ 0″ E

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