Tanzania Facts Sheet

Tanzania Facts Sheet is interesting. We are doing our level best to collect the right information about Tanzania, so far we have gathered these facts below:

Population = 44,929,002

Tanzania mainland = 43,625,434, Zanzibar = 1,303,568

Growth rate =  2.6% 2012 Census), 2016 Projected Population = 51m

Tribes = 125

World Economy index ranking = 81st Largest economy

World Population index ranking = 31st world largest state population wise

Tourism attraction and earning= 6th Largest earning in

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Arable land = 80%

Fresh waters in Africa = 80%

Rural population = 80%

Population under USD 1.00 = 95%

Literacy = 45%

Christianity = 65% (Not official)

Geographical coverage = KM SQ 886,100

Borders = Burundi 451 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 459 km, Kenya 769 km, Malawi 475 km, Mozambique 756 km, Rwanda 217 km, Uganda 396 km, Zambia 338 km

Coastline = 1,424 km

Climate = varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands

Terrain = plains along coast; central plateau; highlands in north, south

Elevation extremes = lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m,  Highest point: Kilimanjaro 5,895 m

Natural resources = hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel

Land use = arable land: 80%

Irrigated land = 1,840 sq km (2003)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) = 80% of Africa fresh waters

Natural hazards = flooding on the central plateau during the rainy season; drought

volcanism: limited volcanic activity; Ol Doinyo Lengai (elev. 2,962 m) has emitted lava in recent years; other historically active volcanoes include Kieyo and Meru

Environment – current issues = soil degradation; deforestation; desertification; destruction of coral reefs threatens marine habitats; recent droughts affected marginal agriculture; wildlife threatened by illegal hunting and trade, especially for ivory

Environment – international agreements = party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands, signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Highest Mountain = Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and one of only two mountains on the continent that has glaciers (the other is Mount Kenya)

Lakes = Host three largest lakes on the continent: Lake Victoria (the world’s second-largest freshwater lake) in the north, Lake Tanganyika (the world’s second deepest) in the west, and Lake Nyasa in the southwest