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Tanzania, officially known as the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country located in East Africa. Here is a brief overview:

Capital and Major Cities:

  • Capital: Dodoma (official capital), Dar es Salaam (largest city and major port)
  • Other Major Cities: Arusha, Mwanza, Zanzibar City


  •  Tanzania has a population of over 60 million people, making it one of the most populous countries in East Africa.


  • Swahili and English are the official languages. Swahili is widely spoken and serves as a lingua franca, facilitating communication among the diverse ethnic groups.

Ethnic Groups:

  • Tanzania is home to numerous ethnic groups, including the Sukuma, Chaga, Haya, and Zaramo, among others. The population is characterized by a rich cultural diversity.


  • Tanzania is known for its diverse landscapes, including the Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro (the tallest peak in Africa), and the Zanzibar Archipelago.
  • It shares borders with Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and the Indian Ocean.

Wildlife and Conservation:

  • The country is renowned for its wildlife and is home to various national parks and conservation areas. The Serengeti is famous for the annual migration of wildebeest and other animals.
  • Tanzania is also home to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Selous Game Reserve.


  • Tanzania gained independence from British and German colonial rule in the early 1960s. Julius Nyerere, the first president, played a key role in the nation’s early post-independence history.


  • Tanzania operates as a unitary presidential republic. The Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has been the dominant political party since independence.


  • Agriculture is a significant contributor to the economy, employing a large portion of the population. Cash crops include coffee, tea, and tobacco.
  • Tanzania has been experiencing economic growth, and tourism is a vital sector due to its natural attractions.


  • The culture of Tanzania is diverse and influenced by the various ethnic groups. Traditional dances, music, and art are integral parts of the cultural heritage.
  • Zanzibar, known for its historical Stone Town, has a distinct cultural identity with Arab, Persian, Indian, and European influences.


  • Tanzania is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors for its safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro climbs, and idyllic beaches on the Zanzibar Archipelago.
  • The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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