Is Malta Bigger Than Zanzibar? (Comparison)

Malta is an island country in the Southern part of Europe located in the Mediterranean sea, whereas Zanzibar is an insular autonomous region of the country of Tanzania. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Malta and Zanzibar regarding various aspects.


Is Malta bigger than Zanzibar?

The total area of Malta is 316 sq km, and the total area of Zanzibar is 2,462 sq km. Malta is smaller than Zanzibar by 2,146 sq km. Malta is around 7.79 times smaller than Zanzibar.

Area of Malta:  122 sq mi ( 316 km2 )

Area of Malta compared to Zanzibar

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

Area of Zanzibar compared to Malta


According to the data from Worldometer, the total population of Malta as of 5th July 2021, is estimated to be around 442,725.

Population of Malta compared to Zanzibar

Based on the data from 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 Malta and Zanzibar.

The capital city of Malta is Valletta, and the capital city of Zanzibar is Zanzibar City.

Official Languages

Malta: Maltese, English
Zanzibar: Swahili, Arabic, English

Human Development Index

HDI of Malta as of 2019: 0.895
HDI of Zanzibar as of 2018: 0.720

Malta Timezone: 

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)

Zanzibar Timezone: 

UTC + 3 (Eastern Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Malta:
35° 54′ 0″ N, 14° 31′ 0″ E

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

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