Tanzania is located in East Africa, with a coast along the Indian Ocean. Its history of European colonization includes rule by Germany and Britain. Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964 upon gaining independence. In 1995 the country held its first democratic elections since the 1970s, moving its capital to Dodoma. Tanzania, which includes part of Africa's Lakes Region and Mount Kilimanjaro, is not only a diverse country, but also has a diverse population of 4.9 million people.

General Information
Official Name: 
United Republic of Tanzania, Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
Capitol: 
Dodoma
Population: 
47,665,000
Languages: 
Swahili, English
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
945,087
Year of UN Membership: 
1961
Year of Present State Formation: 
1961
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$36.614 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$1,813 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
7.00 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.49
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
37.60
Foreign Aid Recieved: 
$2,831.89Million (USD)
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Least Developed Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
African Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AfDB: African Development Bank
AU: African Union
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CD: Community of Democracies
EAC: East African Community
EADB: East African Development Bank
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
SADC: Southern African Development Community
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNIFIL: UN Interim Force in Lebanon
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
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