United Republic of Tanzania is located in the south of the African Continent, with a population of 46,912,768, making it the
28th largest national population. Its administrative capital is Dodoma and its largest city is Dar es Salaam with a total
population of 2,497,940. The country encompasses 947,300 square kilometers making it the 31st largest country in total
area. It shares boundaries with Uganda, Kenya, Indian Ocean, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Burundi and Rwanda.

President Jakaya Kikwete is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice President
Mohammed Gharib B
ilal, achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position for five years. Ali Mohamed
hein is the president of Zanzibar who elected as the Head of Government for internal matters through popular vote and
holds that position for five year. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on
25th of April 1977.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Kiswahili or Swahili, Kiunguja, English, Arabic and many local languages.
It counts among its major religions Christian, Muslim and indigenous beliefs. As sources of mass communication it has 12
AM, 11 FM, 2 Short Wave and 3 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Kilimanjaro, its highest point at 5,895 meters and the Indian Ocean, its lowest point
at 0 meters. Its principal waterways are Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, and Lake Nyasa, which measures 900 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are agricultural processing, diamond, gold,
and iron mining, salt, soda ash, cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood product and fertilizer. Its official currency is
Tanzanian Shilling.

Here’s something you may not know about Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania’s high point, is also Africa’s highest
Great Rift Valley
Lake Malawi
Mount Kilimanjaro-
Tanzania's high point
on the border with
Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanzania
Mama and baby
elephant in Tanzania's
Ugalla Nature Reserve
Rufuji River
Dar es Salaam-
Tanzania's largest city
Dodoma- Tanzania's
administrative capital
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Sunset on the Indian
Ocean from Mafia
Island- Tanzania's
lowest point
Traditional Tanzanian
Updated 15 March 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
5.6% (2009 est.)

1.4 million

Port Kigoma at Ujiji
Town on Lake
Tanganyika on
Tanzania's border with
Democratic Republic of
the Congo
Akegara River on
Tanzania's border with
Bombed out tank in the
"No Man's Land"
between Tanzania and
Gombe Stream
National Park on
Tanzania's border with
Traditional Tanzanian
shrimp and steak
Mbamba Bay on Lake
Nyasa on Tanzania's
border with Malawi
Lake Victoria-
northernmost point on
the border with
Uganda and Kenya
Mtwara- Tanzania's
easternmost point on
the Indian Ocean near
the Mozambique border
Ngorongoro Crater
Rio Ruvama-
southernmost point on
the border with
Tunduma on
Tanzania's border with
Ukewere Island on
Tanzania's portion of
Lake Victoria
Sultan's Palace on
Zanzibar Island
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