National Symbols of Tanzania

Last updated on May 9th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

The United Republic of Tanzania is a country on the East Coast of Africa. It is bordered to the North by Kenya and Uganda, to the West by Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to the South by Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. Tanzania has two capitals. The administrative center is the historical capital of Dar es Salaam, and the legislative center is Dodoma, where the government moved the main bodies in the 1970s.

The official languages of Tanzania are Swahili and English. In Zanzibar, Arabic is widely spoken, and on the mainland, there are many local languages of the Bantu group.

The country’s population is about 50 million people. Most of the population are African peoples and tribes, such as Sukuma, Nyamwezi, Ngonde, and Makonde. The rest of the population is Indian, as well as representatives of Arab, Chinese, and European descent.

The religious preferences of Tanzania were formed from historical facts, as a result of conquests, colonization, and migrations. At the moment, Christians make up 62% of the population, Muslims 35%, and about 3% adhere to traditional beliefs. Most of the traditional beliefs were preserved in the tribes living far from the cities.

The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). The domain is .tz and the country code is +255.

9th December is the day when Tanzanian people enjoy the ending of the British Empire in Tanganyika in 1961. It is National Day of Tanzania, a day when the citizens living in Tanzania symbolize their freedom with addresses, marches, and flags.

National symbols of Tanzania are their Flag, Coat of Arms, their “Liberty and Coalition” Motto, and African Blackwood.

Nsima also called ugali is a kind of cornmeal porridge prepared in Africa. Nsima is most of the time prepared from other flours, such as millet or sorghum flour, and is sometimes mixed with cassava flour. It is cooked in boiling water or milk until it becomes a stiff or firm dough-like consistency. Ugali is culturally eaten with hands and is the major common dish in Tanzania.

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Country information

Former name(s) Tanganyika
Official name(s) United Republic of Tanzania
Alternative name(s) United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar
Regional location Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique
Country name etymology "Land of Tanganyika and Zanzibar"
Climate Varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands
Terrain Plains along coast; central plateau; highlands in north, south
Population 59,734,218
National Day 26 Apr 1964
Language(s) Swahili
Religion Christianity, Islam, and Traditional faiths
Country code +255
Literacy rate 77.9%
Currency Tanzanian shilling
Capital city Dodoma
Domain(TLD) .tz
Ethnicity More than 100 ethnic groups
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Tanzanian
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 143,100 km² (55,300 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+3 (EAT)
Average elevation 1,018 m (3,340 ft)
Coastline 1,424 km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Tanzania

Motto of Tanzania

Uhuru na Umoja - "Freedom and Unity"

National animal of Tanzania

The National animal of Tanzania is Masai giraffe

National Animal of Tanzania - Masai giraffe

National flower of Tanzania

The National flower of Tanzania is Syzygium aromaticum. Botanical name is Syzygium aromaticum.

National flower of Tanzania - Syzygium aromaticum

National bird of Tanzania

The National bird of Tanzania is Grey crowned crane

National bird of Tanzania - Grey crowned crane

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Neighbouring countries of Tanzania

Tanzanian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

A sheep cannot bleat in two different places at the same time.

Do not make the dress before the child is born.

Do not mend your neighbour's fence before seeing to your own.

Even flies have ears.

Even the night has ears.

Events follow one another like the days of the week.

Everything has an end.

In the world all things are two and two.

Little by little, a little becomes a lot.

One who bathes willingly with cold water doesn’t feel the cold.

The roaring lion kills no game.

To be without a friend is to be poor indeed.

We start as fools and become wise through experience.

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