Gaddafi Mosque

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Not to be confused with Uganda National Mosque.
National Mosque
مسجد القذافي
Msikiti wa Gaddafi  (Swahili)
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Gaddafi Mosque is located in Tanzania
Gaddafi Mosque
Location in Tanzania
Basic information
Location Dodoma, Tanzania
Geographic 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
Affiliation Islam
Branch/tradition Sunni Islam
Administration BAKWATA
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Date established 2010
Construction cost US$ 5 million
Capacity 3,000
Dome(s) 2
Minaret(s) 1

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

It was 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". Retrieved 6 July 2013.