Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa.
Location: Tanzania is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south. The country’s eastern border is formed by the Indian Ocean.
Climate: Tanzania lies just south of the equator and on the whole enjoys a tropical climate. There are two rainy seasons, generally the heaviest rains fall from mid-March to May and a shorter period of rain from November to mid-January. The dry season, with cooler temperatures, lasts from May to October.
Official Languages: Swahili · English
Currency: Tanzanian shilling
Products: Coffee, cotton, tobacco, tea, cloves, cashew nuts, sugarcane, coconuts, diamonds, gold, iron, wood products, fertilizer, salt
Religion: Native beliefs = 35%, Muslim = 35%, Christian = 30%
-Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world.
-About 33% of the Tanzanian population is illiterate.
-The extinct Ngorongoro Crater, in Tanzania, is the largest complete crater in the world.
-The earliest remains of humans including the legendary 2 million years old Homo-habilis was recovered in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.
-Tanzania has more than a 100 different tribal groups.
-Lake Manyara National Park, in Tanzania, is home to the world’s only tree-climbing lions.
-Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania is the world’s second deepest lake.
-Tanzania is famous for its African blackwood or mbingo carvings.
-The Amani Nature Reserve in eastern Tanzania is the only place on the entire planet where African Violets really grow in the wild.
-The Coconut Crab found on Chumbe Island of Zanzibar (the semi-autonomous region of Tanzania) is the largest crab in the world.
-The short rainy season of Tanzania is called Vuli while the long rainy season is called Masika.
-Tanzanian economy is largely an agricultural one with its primary cash crops being coffee, cotton, sisal and tea.
-Dar es Salaam, the current economic and political hub of the country, was also the old capital of Tanzania.
-Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in Tanzania