Tanzania

 

President's Office-Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG)

President's Office-Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG)

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Official Name:
United Republic of Tanzania
Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
short form: Tanzania
former: United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar

ISO Country Code: tz, TZA

Time:
Local Time = UTC +3h
Actual Time: Mon-May-3 00:03

Country Calling Code: +255

Capital City:
Dar es Salaam (executive)
Dodoma (legislative)

Other Cities: Arusha, Mwanza, Mbeya, Mtwara, Stonetown, Zanzibar


Government:
Type: Unitary Republic.
Independence: Tanganyika 1961 (from UK-administered UN trusteeship),
Zanzibar 1963 (from UK).
Union formed 1964.
Constitution: 1982.

Geography:
Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique.
Area: Tanzania mainland: 945 000 km² (378 000 sq. mi.); Zanzibar: 1,658 km² (640 sq. mi.).
Terrain: Coastal plains; a central plateau; highlands in north and south.
Highest point: Kilimanjaro 5 895 m.

Climate: Varies from tropical to arid to temperate.

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