Zanzibar: Polity Style: 1856-1964

1698 - 2 Nov 1856 part of the dominions of the Āl Bū Sa‘īd house (Oman)
2 Nov 1856 proclamation of independent ruler in Zanzibar
2 Nov 1856 - 12 Jan 1964 Zanjabār (Swahili: Zanzibar)
2 Apr 1861 a settlement decided by the Viceroy and Governor-General of India (known as the Canning Award) provides for establishing a sovereign state in Zanzibar (accepted by the ruler of Muscat 15 May 1861 and by the ruler of Zanzibar 25 Jun 1861) [1]
12 Jan 1964 - 26 Apr 1964 Jamhuri ya Watu wa Zanzibar = Jumhūriyyat Zanjabār al-Sha‘biyya
22 Apr 1964 Articles of Union between the Republic of Tanganyika and the People's Republic of Zanzibar are signed at Zanzibar, providing for the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar
25 Apr 1964 Articles of Union are enacted in Tanganyika and Zanzibar
26 Apr 1964 Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar Act, 1964 becomes effective on the Union Day [2]

[1] Full title (English): Award of the Governor-General of India for the Settlement of differences between the Sultan of Muscat and the Sultan of Zanzibar (appears in the form of two identical letters to the rulers of Muscat and Zanzibar dated 2 Apr 1861, see British and Foreign State Papers, 56:1397ff; Aitchison, 7:197-199).
[2] Full title (English): An Act to ratify the Articles of Union between the Republic of Tanganyika and the People's Republic of Zanzibar, to provide for the government of the United Republic and of Zanzibar, to make provision for the Modification and Amendment of the Constitution and Laws of Tanganyika for the purpose of giving effect to the Union and the said Articles, and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto (No. 22 of 1964)
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