Place:Tanzania

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NameTanzania
Alt namesGerman East Africasource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 1186 ff.
Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzaniasource: Wikipedia
Tanganyikasource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 1186 ff.
Tansaniasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 320
Tanzaniesource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 84
Tanzaníasource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 88
Tanzâniasource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 1186-1187
United Republic of Tanzaniasource: Wikipedia
Zanzibarsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeNation
Coordinates6°S 35°E
Contained Places
Former region
Pemba Island
General region
Mahenge
Inhabited place
Nauru
Nyalikungu
Region
Arusha ( 1963 - )
Dar es Salaam
Dodoma ( 1963 - )
Iringa ( 1963 - )
Kagera
Kigoma ( 1963 - )
Kilimanjaro
Lindi
Manyara
Mara ( 1963 - )
Mbeya ( 1963 - )
Morogoro ( 1963 - )
Mtwara ( 1963 - )
Mwanza ( 1963 - )
Pemba North
Pemba South
Pwani
Rukwa
Ruvuma ( 1963 - )
Shinyanga ( 1963 - )
Singida ( 1963 - )
Tabora
Tanga
Zanzibar Central/South
Zanzibar North
Zanzibar Urban/West
Zanzibar
Unknown
Karagwe
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Tanzania ,[1] officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.

Tanzania's population of 44.9 million is highly diverse, composed of numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic, and since 1996, its official capital has been Dodoma, where the President's Office, the National Assembly, and some government ministries are located. Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country's largest city, principal port, and leading commercial center.[2]

European colonialism began in mainland Tanzania during the late 19th century when Germany formed German East Africa, which gave way to British rule following World War I. The mainland was governed as Tanganyika, with the Zanzibar Archipelago remaining a separate colonial jurisdiction. Following their respective independence in 1961 and 1963, the two entities merged in April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania.

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