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United Republic of Tanzania

  • President:John Pombe Joseph Magufuli
  • Prime Minister:Kassim Majaliwa Majaliwa
  • Capital city:Dodoma
  • 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
  • Government
  • National statistics office
  • Population:55,572,201 (2016)
  • Area:885,800 (2016)
  • GDP per capita:879 (2016)
  • GDP, billion current US$:47.4 (2016)
  • GINI index:37.82 (2012)
  • Ease of Doing Business rank:132 (2016)