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Country Specific Information: Tanzania (including Zanzibar)

August 21, 2011 Comments off

Country Specific Information Tanzania (including Zanzibar)
Source: U.S. Department of State

August 18, 2011

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Tanzania is a developing East African nation noted for both its history of stability and its astounding natural beauty. A robust tourist industry provides all levels of tourist amenities, although higher-end facilities are concentrated mainly in the cities and selected game parks. The United Republic of Tanzania was formed in 1964 with the union of the mainland country of Tanganyika and the Zanzibar archipelago, which comprises the islands of Unguja and Pemba. Unguja is the much larger and more populous of the two islands and is commonly referred to as Zanzibar, as is the main city, Stonetown. Zanzibar enjoys an autonomous status in many areas of governance and has a separate legal system. The legislative capital of Tanzania is Dodoma. The U.S. Embassy is located in Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, along with most government offices, all embassies, and the country’s commercial center. Read the Department of State’s Background Notes on Tanzania for additional information.


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