Country Fast Facts: Tanzania
































Tanzania



























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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.



Source: CIA World Fact Book