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Tanzania's Information

Flag of Tanzania
Land Area 885,800 km2
Water Area 61,500 km2
Total Area 947,300km2 (#30)
Population 52,482,726 (#26)
Population Density 59.25/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $151.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,100
Currency Shilling (TZS)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - H

  • Mohammed Abdi Abdulaziz politician
  • Muhammed Said Abdulla journalist, novelist
  • Juma Jamaldin Akukweti politician
  • Paul Bomani politician, ambassador
  • Jayantilal Chande businessman, philanthropist
  • James Dandu "Cool James" rapper
  • Mustafa Hassanali fashion designer
  • Joseph Haule "Professor Jay" rapper

K - L
  • Saida Karoli singer
  • Euphrase Kezilahabi novelist, poet, scholar
  • Bi Kidude singer
  • Jakaya Kikwete politician
  • George Kinyonga musician
  • Wilson Kinyonga musician
  • George Lilanga artist

  • Thomas Marealle tribal leader
  • Flaviana Matata fashion model
  • Judith Mbibo "Lady Jaydee" pop singer
  • Joseph Mbilinyi "Mr. II" musician
  • Mangi Meli former tribal leader
  • Reginald Mengi entrepreneur
  • Rose Mhando gospel singer
  • Daniel Owino Misiani musician
  • Benjamin Mkapa politician
  • Chief Mkwawa tribal leader
  • Bibi Titi Mohammed politician
  • Tumi Molekane musician, poet
  • Gertrude Mongella politician
  • Godfrey Mwakikagile writer, scholar

N - Z
  • Julius Nyerere politician, first president of Tanzania
  • Mizengo Pinda politician
  • Justinian Rweyemamu economist, mathematician
  • Imani Sanga composer, ethnomusicologist
  • William F. Shija politician
  • Nakaaya Sumari singer, rapper
  • Nancy Sumari model
  • Dully Sykes musician
  • Hasheem Thabeet professional basketball player
  • Anna Tibaijuka politician
  • Hukwe Zawose musician

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Tanzania Trivia

What is the Largest Ethnic group in Tanzania?

Tanzania boasts of a rich cultural diversity, with over 120 indigenous ethnic groups and over 100 different dialects spoken across the country. The Sukima are the largest ethnic group in Tanzania, making up about 16% of the country's total population.

Ethnic Groups Of Tanzania

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