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Tanzania is mountainous in the north-east, where Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, is situated. To the north and west are the Great Lakes of Lake Victoria (Africa's largest lake) and Lake Tanganyika. Central Tanzania comprises a large plateau, with plains and arable land. The eastern shore is hot and humid, with the island of Zanzibar lying just offshore.

Tanzania contains many large and ecologically significant wildlife parks, including the famous Serengeti National Park in the north.

Brief History of Tanzania

A German colony from the 1880s until 1919, the area subsequently became a British trust territory from 1919 to 1961. It served as a military outpost during WWII and provided financial help as well as munitions. Julius Nyerere became Minister of British-administered Tanganyika in 1960, and continued as Prime Minister when Tanganyika became independent in 1961. Tanganyika and the neighbouring Zanzibar - which had become independent in 1963 - merged to form the nation of Tanzania on 26 April 1964. Nyerere introduced African socialism, or Ujamaa, which emphasized justice and equality, but proved economically disastrous, leading to food shortages as collective farms failed.

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Public Holidays in Tanzania
January 1 - New Year's Day
January 10 - Eid Al Adha
January 12 - Zanzibar Revolution Day (1964)
January 31 - Islamic New Year
February 5 - Chama Cha Mapinduzi Day
Marchl 31 - Prophet's Birthday
April 6 - 9 - Good Friday to Easter Monday
April 26 - Union Day
May 1 - International Labour Day
July 7 - Saba Saba
August 8 - Farmers' Day
August 26 - Sultan's Birthday (Zanzibar only)
October 13 - Eid ul Fitr
October 14 - Nyerere Day
October 29 - Naming Day
December 9 - Independence and Republic Day
December 20 - Eid al Adha(Feast of Sacrifice)
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 26 - Boxing Day