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 about Tanzania a few words


Situated in East Africa, just south of the equator, mainland Tanzania lies between the area of the great lakes; Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi - with the Indian Ocean on its' coastline to the east. It has land borders with Uganda and Kenya to the north, Mozambique and Malawi to the south, Zambia to the southwest and Zaire, Burundi and Rwanda to the west.

The country lies at an altitude of over 1,000ft, apart from a coastal strip varying in width from 10 to 40 miles. The greater part of the country is made up of plateau averaging 3,000 to 4,500ft in height. Mountains are grouped in various section. The Pare and Usambara ranges are in the northeast and the Livingstone Mountains in the southwest. Kilimanjaro (19,340ft) in the north is the highest mountain in Africa.
On the borders are three large lakes; Victoria, the second-largest freshwater lake in the world, Tanganyika, second only to Lake Baykal as the deepest in the world; and Lake Malawi. Lakes within Tanzania include Natron, Eyasi, Manyara and Rukwa.

we organize your ticket Even though three great African rivers; the Nile, the Zaire and the Zambezi, have their origins in Tanzania, the country has few permanent rivers. During half the year, the central plateau has no running water, but in the rainy season flooding presents a problem.

Lowest Point:   Indian Ocean 0m
Highest Point:  Kilimanjaro 5,895m

origin: africaguide.com

Full name:
United Republic of Tanzania
38.4 million (UN, 2005)
Capital: Dodoma (official), Dar es Salaam (commercial)
Largest city: Dar es Salaam
945,087 sq km (364,900 sq miles)
Major languages:
English, Swahili
Major religions: Christianity, Islam
Life expectancy:
46 years (men), 46 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 Tanzanian shilling = 100 cents
Main exports:
Sisal, cloves, coffee, cotton, cashew nuts, minerals, tobacco
GNI per capita:
US $340 (World Bank, 2006)
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International dialling code:

origin: BBC-News



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