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Here are some interesting facts about Tanzania - Category: Introduction - Background: Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities.

Category: Government - Political parties and leaders: Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Party of Democracy and Development) or CHADEMA [Bob MAKANI]; Chama Cha Mapinduzi or CCM (Revolutionary Party) [Jakaya Mrisho KIKWETE]; Civic United Front or CUF [Ibrahim LIPUMBA]; Democratic Party [Christopher MTIKLA] (unregistered); Tanzania Labor Party or TLP [Augustine Lyatonga MREME]; United Democratic Party or UDP [John CHEYO]

Category: People - Religions (%): mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim

Category: Economy - Natural gas - imports (cu m): 0 cu m (2007 estimate)

Category: Geography - Area - comparative: slightly larger than twice the size of California

Category: Transportation - Merchant marine: total: 9; by type: cargo 1, passenger/cargo 4, petroleum tanker 4; registered in other countries: 1 (Honduras 1) (2008)

Category: Communications - Internet hosts: 24,271 (2008)

Category: Military - Military service age and obligation (years of age): 18 years of age for voluntary military service (2007)

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: Tanzania still hosts more than a half-million refugees, more than any other African country, mainly from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, despite the international community's efforts at repatriation; disputes with Malawi over the boundary in Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi) and the meandering Songwe River remain dormant

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  1. Economy - Agriculture - products: coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava (tapioca), bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats

  2. Economy - Electricity - imports (kWh): 123 million kWh (2006 estimate)

  3. Economy - Oil - exports (bbl/day): 0 bbl/day (2005)

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2028.html