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Which reasons influenced Seyyid Said to transfer his capital from Muscat to Zanzibar?

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Reasons influenced Seyyid Said to transfer his capital from Muscat to Zanzibar are;

  • Pleasant climate compared to hot and dry Muscat.
  • Being an island, water provided a natural defence barrier against attack.
  • Good deep harbors that provided good anchorage of their vessels.
  • Zanzibar was loyal and supported Oman.
  • His desire to effectively control the coastal towns.
  • Clean/fresh water for drinking.
  • Fertile soil for cultivation of crops.
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Good climatic condition in muskat which favored the growth of clove

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