The United Republic of Tanzania
The United Republic of Tanzania
The United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania has some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa, including Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain on the continent. Almost one-third of the country is reserved as a national park, or preserve, with the most famous of these being the Serengeti Plain and its countless herds of wildlife. Current population is almost 40 million people. The capital city is Dodoma, the currency is the Tanzania Shilling and the official languages are English and Swahili.  

Similar to Kenya, the climate varies with the terrain. The Indian Ocean coastline is tropical, while the central highlands are moderate and semi-dry. Tourism, coffee, tea and diamonds are significant economic factors in this generally poor country.

For further information, see the article in the Columbia Encyclopedia

364,898 square miles
39,384,223 people
Urban Population
31 percent
Human Development Index
ranks 159 out of 177 countries
GNP Per Capita
$ 350 U.S. dollars
Life Expectancy
52 years
Adult Literacy
69.4 percent
30% Christian
35% Muslim
35% Traditional

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