Tanzania is great to visit any time of year. Most people avoid the rainy months of April, May, and November. Some people like to go during peak migration season.
- CAPITAL CITY: DODOMA
- TOTAL AREA: 943,000 SQ KM.
- POPULATION: 40 MILLION PEOPLE
- LANGUAGES : ENGLISH AND SWAHILI.
- RELIGIONS: CHRISTIANS 40% TO 45%, MUSLIMS 35% TO 40%, TRADITIONAL BELIEFS ARE ALSO IMPORTANT.
- GOVERNMENT: REPUBLIC.
- INDEPENDENCE DATE: 9TH OF DECEMBER 1961.
- AGRICULTURE: COFFEE, TEA, COTTON, SISAL, CLOVES.
- CLIMATE: TROPICAL
The United Republic of Tanzania is a nation in central East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The country’s eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean. The United Republic of Tanzania is a unitary republic composed of 26 mikoa (regions). The current head of state is President John Pombe Magufuli, elected in 2015. Since 1996, the official capital of Tanzania has been Dodoma, where parliament and some government offices are located.
Between independence and 1996 the major coastal city of Dar es Salaam had been the country’s political capital. Today Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city of Tanzania and the de-facto seat of most government institutions. It is the major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbors. The name Tanzania is a portmanteau of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The two states united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.