Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and the home to Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania was formed in 1964, shortly after Tanganyika and Zanzibar gained independence from the United Kingdom. Over 100 languages are spoken in Tanzania, making it the most linguistically diverse country in East Africa.
The inland city of Dodoma is the administrative capital and home of the National Assembly. Dar es Salaam, a port city, remains the commercial hub. The East African Community – comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda – has its headquarters in Arusha, one of Tanzania's northern cities.
Although it has one of the world's lowest per capita incomes, Tanzania has experienced strong growth based in part on significant mineral reserves. Several Australian companies are involved in mining projects in Tanzania. Tanzania's main exports to Australia are coffee and agricultural crops. Two-way trade between Australia and Tanzania was over $154 million in 2021. Australia's diplomatic representation to Tanzania is from the High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya. Tanzania has two Honorary Consuls resident in Perth and Adelaide.
Economic and trade information
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Heads of Government
Embassies and consulates
- The Australian High Commission in Kenya is responsible for Tanzania
- Australian Consulate in Tanzania