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The Unitit Republic o Tanzanie (/[unsupported input]ˌtænzəˈnə/ Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania)[1] is a kintra in central East Africae bordered bi Kenyae an Uganda tae the north, Rwanda, Burundi an the Democratic Republic o the Congo tae the wast, an Zambie, Malawi an Mozambique tae the sooth. The kintra's eastren borders lie on the Indian Ocean.

The Unitit Republic o Tanzanie is a unitary republic composed o 26 mikoa (regions).[2] The heid o state is Preses Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, electit in 2005. Syne 1996, the offeecial caipital o Tanzanie haes been Dodoma, whaur parliament an some govrenment offices are locatit.[3] Atween unthirldom an 1996, the major coastal ceety o Dar es Salaam served as the kintra's poleetical caipital. The day, Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial ceety o Tanzanie an the de-facto seat o maist govrenment institutions.[2][4] It is the major seaport for the kintra an its landlockit neighbours.

The name Tanzanie derives frae the names o the twa states Tanganyika an Zanzibar that unitit in 1964 tae form the Unitit Republic o Tanganyika an Zanzibar, which later the same year wis renamed the Unitit Republic o Tanzania.[5]

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  1. Tanzania. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tanzania (accessed: 27 March 2007). This approximates the Swahili pronunciation [tanzaˈni.a]. However, /tænˈzeɪniə/ is also heard in English.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Central Intelligence Agency (2009). "Tanzania". The World Factbook. Retrieved Januar 25, 2010. 
  3. "The Tanzania National Website". Tanzania.go.tz. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. "The Tanzania National Website: Country Profile". Tanzania.go.tz. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  5. "The World Factbook - Tanzania", CIA, 2006