Gaddafi Mosque

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Not to be confused with Gaddafi National Mosque.
Gaddafi Mosque
مسجد القذافي  (Arabic)
Msikiti wa Gaddafi  (Swahili)
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Location in Tanzania
Coordinates: 6°10′22″S 35°44′45″E / 6.172689°S 35.745721°E / -6.172689; 35.745721Coordinates: 6°10′22″S 35°44′45″E / 6.172689°S 35.745721°E / -6.172689; 35.745721
Location Dodoma, Tanzania
Established 2010
Branch/tradition Sunni Islam
Administration BAKWATA
Architectural information
Capacity 3,000
Dome(s) 2
Minaret(s) 1
Construction cost US$ 5 million

Gaddafi Mosque is the largest mosque in Tanzania and the second largest in East Africa after the Uganda National Mosque. It is located in the Tanzanian capital of Dodoma.

It is named after the former Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi who provided the funds for its construction via the World Islamic Call Society. The mosque was inaugurated by President Jakaya Kikwete in 2010 and has a capacity for at least 3,000 worshippers.[1]

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  1. ^ MSANGYA, DANIEL (5 March 2011). "Gaddafi “gifts” to Tanzania in limbo". africareview.com. Retrieved 6 July 2013.