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Tanzania

  • Official name: United Republic of Tanzania

  • Type: Nation


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Kilimanjaro National Park
Kondoa Rock-Art Sites
Lake Natron
Lake Tanganyika
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ol Doinyo Lengai
Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
Selous Game Reserve
Serengeti National Park
Stone Town of Zanzibar
Usambara Mountains Mountain Range

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Location

Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique - The World Factbook

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Locale Type Nation

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Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 119


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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 ended 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 contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities. The formation of a government of national unity between Zanzibar's two leading parties succeeded in minimizing electoral tension in 2010. - The World Factbook


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