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United Republic of Tanzania
Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania  (Swahili)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Uhuru na Umoja" (Swahili)
"Freedom and Unity"
Anthem: Mungu ibariki Afrika
God Bless Africa
Location of  Tanzania  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Tanzania  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

CapitalDodoma
Largest cityDar es Salaam
Official languages
DemonymTanzanian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic[2][3]
 - PresidentJakaya Kikwete
 - Prime MinisterMizengo Pinda
 - SpeakerAnne Makinda
 - Chief JusticeMohamed Othman
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence from the United Kingdom
 - Tanganyika9 December 1961 
 - Zanzibar and Pemba10 December 1963 
 - Merger26 April 1964 
 - Current constitution25 April 1977 
Area
 - Total947,303 km2 (31)
365,756[4] sq mi
 - Water (%)6.4[4]
Population
 - 2014 estimate47.4 million[5] (29)
 - 2012 census44,928,923[6]
 - Density47.5/km2
123.1/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$86.4 billion[7]
 - Per capita$1,813[7]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$43.8 billion[8]
 - Per capita$768[7]
Gini (2012)37.8[9]
medium
HDI (2013)Increase 0.488[10]
low ·159
CurrencyTanzanian shilling (TZS)
Time zoneEAT(UTC+3)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+255[note 1]
ISO 3166 codeTZ
Internet TLD.tz
a.Revised to $41.33 billion[11]

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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