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Travel Guide To Tanzania

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT TANZANIA:

FULL NAME
United Republic of Tanzania
(formerly United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar)

CAPITAL
Dodoma

INDEPENDENCE
9 December 1961

TIME
GMT +3 hours

POPULATION
49.25 million as of 2013

AREA
945,090 (886,040 square km land including
Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba Islands; 59,050 square km water)

CURRENCY
Tanzania shilling (TSh or TZS)

PRESIDENT
Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete ( Since December 2006)

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Day 1 January
Zanzibar Revolution Day 12 January
Eid al Fitr (end of Ramadan) (varies)
Eid al Kebir (also called Eid al Haji) (varies)
Good Friday (varies)
Easter Monday (varies)
Union Day 26 April
Labour Day 1 May
Maulidi (Mohammed’s Birthday) (varies)
Saba Saba (Peasant’s Day) 7 July
Nane Nane (Farmer’s Day) 8 August
Independence Day 9 December
Christmas 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December