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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. 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.

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

Tanzania economic fact sheet [PDF]

Travel information

Heads of Government

Includes Heads of State, Prime Ministers, Foreign, Trade and Aid Ministers

Embassies and consulates



Related links

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

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