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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
RegionEast Africa
Capital CityDodoma
Government TypeSocialist Presidential Republic
Official LanguagesSwahili, English
CurrencyTanzanian shilling, TZS
Phone Code +255
Important CitiesDar es Salaam, Mwanza, Arusha, Mbeya, Morogoro, Tanga, Kahama, Tabora,Zanzibar City
National DayIndependence Day (9th Dec)
GDP (nominal)USD 84.033 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking141
Primary Industriesagricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); mining (diamonds, gold, and iron), salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsGems & Jewellery, Cereals & Pulses, Spices, Fruits and Nuts, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Vegetables and Related Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Silk & Textiles, Wood and Pulp, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Animal Meat and Food Preperations
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Electrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Cereals & Pulses, Chemical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Rubber and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Edible Oils & Seeds, Silk & Textiles, Cosmetics and Accessories
Total Exports ValueUSD 6.825 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 15.654 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 8.829 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade Preferences (GSTP), Bilateral Agreements
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Fruits and Nuts, Vegetables and Related Products, Silk & Textiles, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Spices, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Cosmetics and Accessories, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Cereals & Pulses, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Machinery & Appliances
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Silk & Textiles, Cereals & Pulses, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Household Items & Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 2,541.31 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 3,935.49 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 1 Million (Deficit)
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