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Sunset in Serengeti
Sunset in Serengeti


Sunset in Serengeti
Photo by Hu Chen





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Capital: Dodoma

Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique

Government: United Republic of Tanzania

Currency: Tanzanian shillings (TZS)

Area: 947,300 sq km

Population: 62,092,761 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: 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

Religion: Christian 63.1%, Muslim 34.1%, folk religion 1.1%, Buddhist <1%, Hindu <1%, Jewish <1%, other <1%, unspecified 1.6% (2020 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+3

Tel Code: +255

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