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Tanzania

Welcome to Tanzania, home of Mount Kilimanjaro, vast open plains and long sandy beaches. Tanzania is a land of beauty and diversity. The people of Tanzania belong to some 125 tribes, each with its own language and culture.

Get to know Tanzania! Get the facts about its land, products and culture.

 

Official name: United Republic of Tanzania

 

Size: 365,755 square miles (947,300square kilometers); about twice the size of California

 

Population: 42,746,620 as of 2011

 

Population Under Age 14: 42%

 

Capital: Dar es Salaam

 

Official Language: Swahili and English

 

Literacy Rate(businesses):   69.4%Climate: Ranging from tropical to chilly

 

Products: Coffee, cotton, tobacco, tea, cloves, cashew nuts, sugarcane, coconuts, diamonds, gold, iron, wood products, fertilizer, salt

 

Currency: Tanzanian shilling

 

Religion: Native beliefs = 35%, Muslim = 35%, Christian = 30%

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