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About Tanzania

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. It is famous for Mount Kilimanjaro and Victoria Lake which is the home to unique species of animals and fishes.

Tanzania was considered one of the fastest-growing economies in the region and it does huge trades with India.

Agriculture is considered as the primary economy which adds to 85% of the country exports. Maize, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Bean, Rice, Millet, Sugar, Cotton, Cashew, Coffee, Tea are its primary crops. Tanzania is also well known for mining Gold and Diamond while tourism plays an important role in the country’s economy.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityDodoma
Government TypeUnitary dominant party presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesSwahili, English, Arabic.
CurrencyTanzanian shilling, TZS
Phone Code +255
Important CitiesDar es Salaam, Mwanza, Arusha, Mbeya, Morogoro, Tanga, Kahama, Tabora,Zanzibar City
National DayIndependence Day (9th Dec)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking141 (Medium)
Primary Industriesagricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); mining (diamonds, gold, and iron), salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer
Major ExportsGold, Manufactured goods, Tobacco, Fish products, Coffee, Cashew, Cotton, Clove, Diamond, Horticulture, Sisal.
Major Exports to India
Major ImportsIntermediate good, Capital good, Consumer goods.
Major Imports from India
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade Preferences (GSTP), Bilateral Agreements
Bordering NationsKenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), East African Community(EAC), Group of 77(G77), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa(PMAESA)
Indian Embassy Details for TanzaniaHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mr. Binaya Srikanta Pradhan
Honourable High Commissioner
213/51 Robert Shaaban Street, P.O. Box.2684, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Consulate General of India in Zanzibar
Dr. Kumar Praveen
Consul General
8, Migombani, P.O.Box 871, Zanzibar

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Dar es Salaam
Santosh G.R
225 Toure Drive, Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
00-255-22-266 4545 / 47


Embassy Details of Tanzania in IndiaHigh Commission for the United Republic of Tanzania
H.E. Mrs. Anisa Kapufi Mbega
High Commissioner
EP-15C, ChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-24122864; 24122865 (O)

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Tanzania in Mumbai
H.E. Mr Nayan Patel
Honorary Consul