Capital: Dodoma

Population: 51,726,028 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Official Languages: Swahili, English

Unofficial Languages: Arabic, other tribal local languages

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam

Ethnic Groups: African, Arabic, and others

Largest Cities: Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Zanzibar, Arusha, Mbeya

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Karume Day (April 7)

Union Day (April 26)

Worker’s Day (May 1)

Saba Saba (July 7)

Id al Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Farmer’s Day (August 8)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) (September 13)

Nyerere Day (October 14)

Independence Day (December 9)

Birth of Prophet Mohammed (December 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)