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#52ThingsAboutTanzania to Celebrate 52 Years of Independence

Tanzania mainland celebrated 52 years of independence from Britain on December 9, 2013. Formerly known as Tanganyika, the mainland united with the island of Zanzibar on April 26, 1964 to form Tanzania.

In celebrating 52 years of independence, some users on Twitter started the hashtag #52ThingsAboutTanzania to share interesting facts and figures about the country:

Mount Kilimanjaro,  the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo released by Muhammad Mahdi Karim (www.micro2macro.net) under GNU Free Documentation License.

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo released by Muhammad Mahdi Karim (www.micro2macro.net) under GNU Free Documentation License.

Coconut crab,  the largest land-living terrestrial crab in the world, Photo released under Creative Commons by Flickr user Drew Avery.

Coconut crab, the largest land-living terrestial crab in the world,
Photo released under Creative Commons by Flickr user Drew Avery.

Ngorongoro Crater,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven natural wonders of Africa, located in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo released by Thomas Huston under  GNU Free Documentation License,.

Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven natural wonders of Africa, located in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo released by Thomas Huston under GNU Free Documentation License.

Tree climbing lion in Tanzania. Photo released under Creative Commons by Flickr user Tracey Spencer.

Tree climbing lion in Tanzania. Photo released under Creative Commons by Flickr user Tracey Spencer.

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