The United Republic of Tanzania is a country in central East Africa circumscribed by Kenya and Uganda toward the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo toward the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique toward the south. The nation's eastern fringes lie on the Indian Ocean. The official capital of Tanzania is Dodoma, where parliament and some administration workplaces are found. Among autonomy and 1996 the major beachfront city of Dar es, Salaam had been the nation's political capital. Today Dar es Salaam remains the key business city of Tanzania and the true seat of most government organizations. It is the real seaport for the nation and its landlocked neighbors.