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Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to two elections since 1995.  The country enjoys modest economic growth.

  • Capital City: Dar es Salaam (+3 GMT)  
  • Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS) 
  • 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  
  • Calling Code: 255  
  • Voltage: 230  
  • Religions: mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim  

Cited from: http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/  


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