United Republic Of Tanzania
Capital city: Dar es Salaam, largest city (main seaport and International airport).
Area: 945087 square km
National day: 26 April (Union day)
Independence: 9 December 1961 (Tanganyika), 9 December 1963 (Zanzibar).
Leader: Benjamin Mkapa, born 1938. President as at the year 1995.
Language: Swahili, and English (both official)
Currency: Tanzanian shillings (Tsh)