Official English Name: United Republic of Tanzania
Official Local Name(s): Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
Common English Name: Tanzania
Capital: Dodoma

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Official Language(s)

Swahili, English
Secondary Languages: Arabic

Resources

Hydropower, Tin, Phosphates, Iron ore, Coal, Diamonds, Gemstones, Gold

Neighbors

Burundi (Northwest), Democratic Republic of the Congo (West), Kenya (Northeast), Malawi (South), Mozambique (South), Rwanda (Northwest), Uganda (Northwest), Zambia (Southwest)

Ethnic groups

Sukuma (16.3%), Gogo (4.3%), Haya (3.9%), Ha (3.2%), Makonde (3.0%)

People

Est. Population:

52,482,726

Demonym:

Tanzanian

Religions:

Christian (50.7%)
Muslim (29.2%)
Folk religion (18.6%)
Hindu (1.0%)
Atheist (0.4%)

Largest City:

Dar es Salaam (4,364,541)

Other Cities:

Mwanza (706,543)
Arusha (416,442)
Dodoma (410,956)
Mbeya (385,279)
Morogoro (315,866)

Geography

Region:

Eastern Africa

Bodies of Water:

Indian Ocean (East)
Lake Victoria (North)
Lake Tanganyika (West)

Total Area:

947,300 km2 (93.6% Land, 6.4% Water)

Total Land:

3,861 km

Total Coastline:

1,424 km

Climate

Tropical
Temperate

Terrain:

Plains along the coast
Central plateau
Highlands in the north

Highest Point

Kilimanjaro (5,895 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Flooding
Droughts

Government

Type:

Republic

Head of State and Government:

President John Magufuli

Admin. Divisions

30 Regions

Independence:

26 April 1964 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Uhuru Torch

Nat'l Anthem:

Mungu ibariki Afrika

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$2,900 (USD)

Currency

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Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = #ERROR!2,283.00

Communication

Internet Code

.tz

Telephone Code

+255

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Cultural Notes

Tinga-Tinga is a form of bright colored painting native to Tanzania.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tz.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/TZ (Ethnic and religious data)
http://nbs.go.tz/nbs/sensa/PDF/2012%20PHC%20POPULAR%20VERSION.pdf (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 21 December 2016
1The low percentages reflect the ethnic diversity in Tanzania.