Country Profiles


Capital :Dodoma

Land Area : 886,037 sq km

Head of Government : President HE Mr Benjamin William Mkapa (since 23 November 1995)

Population :36,766,356 (July 2005 est.)

Major Languages :"Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguju (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages"

Major Religion(s) : mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim

Date of Joining : 1961


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