Capital: Dodoma

Population estimate: 53,950,935

Area: 947,300 square kilometers

Borders: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia

Independence day: 9th December 1961

Communities: 120

President: John Magufuli

Major religion: Christianity

Other common religions: Islam, folk religion

Currency: Tanzanian shillings (TZS)

Main issues affecting country: trafficking in persons, refugees and internally displaced persons, illicit drugs, international disputes.

Interesting fact: Tanzania has the largest population in East Africa.

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