Country Overview

Government and legal system: Republic. The country of Tanzania was formed in 1964 after Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged.

Political trends: In 1995, the country held its first elections since the 1970s.  Two additional elections have been held since 1995. The current president is Jakaya Kikwete.


Economic Data

GDP: US$ 79.9 billion (2013 est.)

Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TSH)

GDP per capita: US$ 694.77 (2013)

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