Flag of Tanzania

Flag of Tanzania

The flag of Tanzania has been adopted in 1964 and it is composed of blue and green orthogonal triangles in the upper left and lower right corners. The triangles are separated by a black stripe, which is bordered by a narrower yellow stripe. The flag has been inspired by the flags of Tanganyika and Zanzibar - two states, which merged in order and created Tanzania. The green field is borrowed from the flag of Tanganyika and it refers to the agricultural tradition in this area and its lush vegetation. Blue reminds the Indian Ocean surrounding Zanzibar. Black color represents the original inhabitants of Tanzania and yellow symbolizes the country's mineral wealth.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes TZ, TZA (ISO 3166-1)
Official name United Republic of Tanzania
Capital city Dodoma
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, African Union, Southern African Development Community, East African Community
Population 55 890 747 (2019)
Total area 945 087 km2
Highest point Kilimanjaro (5 892 m, 19 331 ft)
Lowest point Indian Ocean
GDP per capita $ 1 051 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Tanzanian shilling (Sh, TZS)
Calling code +255
Internet TLD .tz

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