Ikulu is the official residence of the president of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam which was founded by Majid bin Said of Zanzibar in 1865.

The State House of The United Republic Of Tanzania
Swahili: Ikulu
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President George W Bush and President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete sign the Millennium Challenge Compact.
Former namesGovernment House
General information
Architectural styleAfrican and Arabian
Address11400, Kivukoni, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Coordinates6°48′57″S 39°17′54″E / 6.81583°S 39.29833°E / -6.81583; 39.29833Coordinates: 6°48′57″S 39°17′54″E / 6.81583°S 39.29833°E / -6.81583; 39.29833
Current tenantsSamia Suluhu Hassan
OwnerGovernment of Tanzania
State House Website

The State House blends African and Arabian architecture, with wide verandahs and covered walkways. It is white-walled with floors of African terrazzo, and stands in over 33 acres (13 ha) of grounds overlooking the Indian Ocean on the east and Dar es Salaam to the west.[1] The brass-studded west doors are surmounted by a replica of the Republic's Coat of Arms and flanked by two giant drums. During 2001 one of the entrances after the car gates was adorned with two male Lions overlooking guests as they would be welcomed to the State House of The United Republic Of Tanzania.

The building contains a number of gifts from state visitors, including an Ethiopian shield with crossed spears, given by Emperor Haile Selassie and a representation of the coat-of-arms of the Republic of Tanganyika, given by the government of India in 1961, that acts as a backdrop to the President's seat in the Council Chamber.[1]



  1. ^ a b Shemsanga, Sam (2014). "Ijue Ikulu Ya Tanzania". Retrieved 3 May 2016.

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