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Freedom And Unity.

 

General


Population: 42,746,620 (2011)
Land Area: 945,087 sq km
Natural Resources: Hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel
Capital: Dar Es Salaam
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Jakaya Kikwete (2005)
Languages: Swahili, English, Arabic
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
Major Religions: Mainland: Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, Indigenous Beliefs, Zanzibar: 99% Muslim
Major Ethnicities: Mailand: African 99%, Other 1%. Zanzibar: Arab, African, Mixed
Life Expectancy: 52.85 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 22.67 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 58.44 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,400 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 6.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 42%, Industry 18%, Services 40% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 80%, Industry and Services 20% (2002)
Industries: Agricultural processing, diamonds, gold, iron mining, salt, soda ash, cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer
Agriculture Products: Coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum, cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava, bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats
Human Development Index: 0.466 (152nd)
Tourism Revenue: 610 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 27 000 (2004)
Budget: 0.2% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Tanzania is located in East Africa. It is bordered by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. The leading sector in Tanzania is agriculture it is also the largest employer. Tanzania has many natural resources, in order to exploit these it needs large foreign investments, something the government is attempting to attract with new rules and laws to curb corruption.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Tanzania
Wikipedia: Tanzania
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/TZA.html

Updated on: January 1, 2012