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Tanzania

tan' za nE' a, a republic in eastern Africa

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United Republic of Tanzania: Facts and Figures
United Republic of Tanzania
Local Name Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania. Area 365,755 sq mi. Population 51,045,882. Capital Dar es Salaam. Independence from UN Trusteeship Achieved December 9, 1961.

Julius Kambarage Nyerere
Julius Kambarage Nyerere
played a key role in gaining independence for Tanganyika, and then became its first Prime Minister. When Tanganyika became a republic in 1962, he was elected President, and in 1964 he became president of the United Republic of Tanzania, a position he held until retiring in 1985.

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