9 December 1961, Tanganyika (now Tanzania) gains its Independence from Britain

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Links to explore this further:

& http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/tanzan.html are both good general resources to browse for other sites. The latter is vast - for example, http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/20centry.htm is a site of historical maps tracing the colonial changes in Tanzania (amongst other countries)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1072330.stm is a brief but good country profile ranging over many topics

http://www.tzonline.org/ covers Tanzania in general as well as focusing on poverty issues

http://www.1uptravel.com/international/africa/tanzania/history-culture.html for Tanzanian history and culture

http://www.tanzania.go.tz/ is the official Tanzanian government website

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/africa/tanzania/history.htm has a brief but tightly packed introductory history

http://www.africaonline.com/site/tz/ has the latest news on Tanzania

http://www.islamtz.org/ covers Islamic history in Tanzania

http://www.countryreports.org/tanzania.htm has a brief history and geography of Tanzania with economic and population statistics.

Read more about Tanzania’s fresh water lake, the largest in the world

Visit http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/tz.html for a full screen map, and information about Tanzania that the CIA is willing to share