Links to explore this further:

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

http://news.bbc.co.uk/ 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/for Tanzanian history and culture

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

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ has a brief but tightly packed introductory history

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

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

http://www.countryreports.org/ 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/ for a full screen map, and information about Tanzania that the CIA is willing to share

Last updated : 09-Sep-2015

This article was produced for South African History Online on 21-Mar-2011