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Where is Tanzania?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Tanzania covers 885,800 square kilometers of land and 61,500 square kilometers of water, making it the 31st largest nation in the world with a total area of 947,300 square kilometers.

Tanzania became an independent state in 1961, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Tanzania is 43,601,796 (2012) and the nation has a density of 49 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). As well, the people of Tanzania are refered to as Tanzanian.

The dialing code for the country is 255 and the top level internet domain for Tanzanian sites is .tz.

Tanzania shares land borders with 8 countries: Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Malawi.

To learn more, visit our detailed Tanzania section.

Quick facts

Population 43,601,796
Density 49.2 / km2 ( 127.5 / mi2 )
Languages Swahili (macrolanguage), English
Independence Year 1961
Capital Dodoma (Dodoma)
Currency Tanzanian Shilling
GDP 49,183,884,817 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,128 (2014 data)
Land Area 885,800 km2 (342,009 mi2)
Water Area 61,500 km2 (23,745 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Malawi
Minimum Longitude 29.330
Maximum Longitude 40.450
Mininum Latitude -11.750
Maximum Latitude -0.990

What is the capital of Tanzania?

map showing the location of Tanzania
Location of Dodoma on a map.

Dodoma is the capital city of Tanzania. It has a population of 180,541, and is located on a latitue of -6.17 and longitude of 35.74.

Dodoma is also the political center of Tanzania, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Dodoma, the Capital Of Tanzania

City Dodoma
Country Tanzania
Population 180,541
Longitude 35.73947000
Latitude -6.17221000
Elevation 1125 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Tanzania

Rank City Population
#1Dar es Salaam2,698,652
#2Mwanza436,801
#3Zanzibar403,658
#4Arusha341,136
#5Mbeya291,649
#6Morogoro250,902
#7Tanga224,876
#8Dodoma180,541
#9Kigoma164,268
#10Moshi156,959
#11Tabora145,292
#12Songea126,449
#13Musoma121,119
#14Iringa111,820
#15Katumba108,558
#16Shinyanga107,362
#17Mtwara96,602
#18Ushirombo95,052
#19Kilosa91,889
#20Sumbawanga89,161

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.