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Tanga, Tanzania

Tanga offers a wide range of tourism activities, including scenic mountains, lush tropical forests, natural attractions, wildlife, marvelous beaches, and enchanting culture and history.

Tanga City has a varied history. In the early- and mid-19th century, Tanga was under the governorship of the Sultan of Zanzibar, who ruled a strip of the coastal mainland. Though less important than its neighbor Pangani, Tanga was an important trading center for ivory.
When, in 1891, the Germans took control of the area, Tanga become the colonial capital.

Tanga is renowned for its strong Swahili culture and linguistic heritage and has a wealth of architectural history to explore.

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