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United Republic of Tanzania

Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique

Area: 945,090 sq km

Climate: varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands

Terrain: plains along coast; central plateau; highlands in north, south

Population: 31,270,820 (July 1999 est.)

Religions: mainland¡ªChristian 45%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 20; Zanzibar¡ªmore than 99% Muslim

Languages: Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguju (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages

Capital: Dar es Salaam

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