after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation
of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the
first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s.
Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to
two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won
despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities.
is one of the poorest countries in the world. The economy is heavily
dependent on agriculture, which accounts for half of GDP, provides 85%
of exports, and employs 80% of the work force. Topography and climatic
conditions, however, limit cultivated crops to only 4% of the land
area. Industry is mainly limited to processing agricultural products
and light consumer goods. The World Bank, the International Monetary
Fund, and bilateral donors have provided funds to rehabilitate
Tanzania's deteriorated economic infrastructure. Growth in 1991-2001
featured a pickup in industrial production and a substantial increase
in output of minerals, led by gold. Natural gas exploration in the
Rufiji Delta looks promising and production could start by 2002. Recent
banking reforms have helped increase private sector growth and
investment. Continued donor support and solid macroeconomic policies
should support steady real GDP growth of 5% in 2002 and 2003.
Holidays Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Jan 12 - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Feb 5 - Chama Cha Mapinduzi Day
Apr 26 - Union Day
May 1 - International Labour Day
Jul 7 - Saba Saba (Industry's Day)
Aug 8 - Nane Nane (Farmer's Day)
Nov 14-16* - Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Dec 9 - Independence and Republic Day
Dec 25 - Christmas Day
Dec 26 - Boxing Day
Muslim festival(*) is timed according to local sightings of various
phases of the moon and the date given above is approximations.
Country Code: 255
Outgoing International Code: 00
CIA - The World Factbook - United Republic of Tanzania
website indicates a wide range of detail information about Tanzania by
introducing under 8 different fields as its geography, people,
government, economy, communications, transportation, military,
is available to find out Tanzania's general outlook on the issues of
its social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation,
government, duty free, health and so forth.
serves as business oriented directory providing an ultimate African
Business Source for the potential investors seeking new business
opportunities in Tanzania including the list of industries for Tanzania.
Tanzania is a part of the Global Trade Point Network that offers
business information and contacts for potential investors willing to
doing business with Tanzania.
Tanzania Investment Center
Investment Center dedicates to serve as investors guide to Tanzania by
displaying comprehensive source about Tanzanian business environment.
Lex Africa: Business Guide: Tanzania
African Law Firm Network examines Tanzania in order to get
comprehensive business outlook for the potential investors seeking
business opportunities in Tanzania.
There are listed the news sources of Tanzania.
Embassy of Sweden -- Business Opportunities in Tanzania
of Sweden aims to supply business & commercial assistance to
investors who are willing to do business with Tanzania.
Tanzania Development Gateway: Investment
There is available to find investment opportunities in Tanzania.
Tanzania - INDEX
is available to find out a list of sites where you can expect to find
specific information about Tanzania when searching their database on
the word "Tanzania".
U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs - For Tanzania
Bureau of Consular Affairs creates a wide range of research named as
Consular Information Sheet about Tanzania in terms of analyzing its
social, political, cultural & economic environments.
World Trade Organization(WTO) : Tanzania
Trade Organization(WTO) supplies the trade policy reviews of Tanzania
in order to display & evaluate the recent economic and business
developments realized after introducing the economic improvement
packages by WTO.
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture
Chamber of Commerce embodies all kind of business sectors and the
service to retrieve trade opportunities, business contacts, trade
information, import/export regulations, governmental lobbying,
advocacy, training and seminars, advisory service and others.
Embassy Listings For Tanzania
There are listed the embassies of Tanzania including the embassies' contact information.
Tanzania Government Online
is the official website of Tanzanian government that indicates the
structure of Tanzanian government by looking at its political units,
branches, ministries and so forth in details.