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Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 6.31° S — Longitude: 34.85° E

Area: 947,303 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: TZ

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Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Dar-es-Salam

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 6.48, Rank: 114, Personal Freedom: 6.29, Economic Freedom: 6.75
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.84, Rank: 93
Tanzania | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2022
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 60, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 4
In October, Tanzania held its most competitive elections since its transition to multiparty rule in the early 1990s. John Magufuli, the candidate of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, won the presidential election with 58 percent of the vote. The runner-up, Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) candidate Edward Lowassa—a former prime minister who had been considered a front-runner for the CCM nomination and who had defected to the opposition after losing the ruling party's primary nomination—claimed electoral malfeasance and rejected the results.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tanzania" as of 17 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.