Flag of Tanzania

Tanzania Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesTZ, TZA, 834
Official NameUnited Republic of Tanzania
CapitalDodoma (official), Dar es Salaam (former capital and major commercial city)
Government TypeUnitary Presidential Republic
CurrencyTanzanian Shilling (TZS)
Calling Code+255
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, East African Community, Southern African Development Community
PopulationApproximately 61 million
Total Area945,087 km²
Highest PointMount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters, 19,341 feet)
Lowest PointIndian Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 1,080
Life Expectancy65 years
Internet TLD.tz

Tanzania National Anthem

Mungu ibariki Afrika (God Bless Africa)

God bless Africa,
Bless its leaders.
Wisdom, unity, and peace,
These are our shields.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Tanzania Flag

The national flag of Tanzania was officially adopted on June 30, 1964, following the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which formed the United Republic of Tanzania. The flag is a merger of the flags of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

The flag consists of a diagonal black band divided by a thin yellow stripe, set against a background of green (at the bottom) and blue (at the top). The green symbolizes the country’s natural resources, particularly agriculture and the fertile lands. The black represents the Tanzanian people, yellow stands for the country’s mineral wealth, and blue represents the Indian Ocean, as well as the nation’s numerous lakes and rivers.

The design of the Tanzania flag represents the country’s rich natural resources, its people, and its geographical features. The flag’s colors are also Pan-African colors, signifying Tanzania’s commitment to African unity and independence.

Since its adoption, the flag has become a symbol of national pride and unity in Tanzania. It is flown on public buildings, at national events, and represents Tanzania in international forums. The flag is a reminder of the country’s journey from colonialism to independence, its cultural diversity, and its aspirations for peace and prosperity.