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Capital: Dar Es Salaam

Government: Unitary Presidential Socialist Republic

Current President: Dr. John Magufuli


  • The economy depends heavily on agriculture, which accounts for more than one-quarter of GDP, provides 85% of exports, and employs about 80% of the work force.

Population: 58,552,845 (2020)

Land Size: 945,087 sq km (364,900 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Mainland
    • Bantu language groups make up more than 98%:
      • Sukuma
      • Chaga
      • Nyamezi
      • Hadza
      • Kamba
    • Other: 1% (consisting of Asian, European, and Arab)
  • Zanzibar
    • Arab
    • Swahili

  • Mainland
    • Christian: 30%
    • Muslim: 35%
    • Indigenous African Religion: 35%
  • Zanzibar
    • Muslim: > 99%


  • Kiswahili or Swahili (official)
  • Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar)
  • English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education)
  • Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar)
  • many local languages

note: Kiswahili (Swahili) is the mother tongue of the Bantu people living in Zanzibar and nearby coastal Tanzania; although Kiswahili is Bantu in structure and origin, its vocabulary draws on a variety of sources including Arabic and English; it has become the lingua franca of central and eastern Africa; the first language of most people is one of the local languages.



  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: NEC Completes Appeal Review As 20 MP Candidates Sail Unopposed - AllAfrica News: Tanzania
    [Daily News] THE National Electoral Commission (NEC) has completed the review and analysis of all appeals lodged to the electoral body, with 20 parliamentary candidates confirmed to have sailed unopposed.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: 'Aviation Outlay Worth It' - AllAfrica News: Tanzania
    [Daily News] CCM Presidential candidate Dr John Magufuli yesterday defended his government's massive investment in the aviation industry, saying the move strategically aimed at boosting the country's economy.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Thank You Tanzania-Ndayishimiye - AllAfrica News: Tanzania
    [Daily News] BURUNDI President, Evariste Ndayishimiye yesterday arrived in Kigoma, Tanzania for his maiden state visit, delivering an emotional speech, thanking Tanzania for its contribution to the peace process in his nation.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Dar, Bujumbura Eye Greater Economic Ties - AllAfrica News: Tanzania
    [Daily News] TANZANIA and Burundi have committed to deepen and strengthen economic ties through expanded trade and investment, with a goal of achieving decent livelihoods in both countries.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Expedite Justice Dispensation - JPM - AllAfrica News: Tanzania
    [Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli has called on the Judiciary to effectively utilise the country's improved and new infrastructure to enhance dispensation of justice.