About Tanzania

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

It’s Latitude and Longitude reading of 6° 00′ South and 35° 00′ East. The standard time of Tanzania runs three hours ahead  of the Greenwich Mean Time because of its location at a particular latitude and longitude.

Latitude and Longitude of Tanzania have a great effect on its climate also. In the coastal area of the country tropical climate is noticed while in the mountainous region temperature weather can be seen.

Near the coastal area though the climate is very hot and has high humidity level, yet it is tempered by the breeze coming from the sea. But in the highland areas that are situated within the land area, weather is very dry. Tanzania gets a moderate amount of rainfall as well.

Tanzania national parks map

Capital: Dodoma

Population: 60,991,436 (As of July 15, 2019)

Currency: Tanzanian shilling

Government Type: Presidential Republic

President: John Joseph Pombe Magufuli

In October 2015, John Pombe Magufuli was elected the fifth president of the United Republic of Tanzania. Magufuli’s Fifth-Phase Government has prioritized efforts to clampdown on corruption, improve public administration and manage public resources for improved social outcomes.

Located in the continent of Africa, Tanzania covers 885,800 square kilometers of land and 61,500 square kilometers of water, making it the 31st largest nation in the world with a total area of 947,300 square kilometers.

Gross Domestic Product:

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Tanzania was worth 57.44 billion US dollars in 2018. The GDP value of Tanzania represents 0.09 percent of the world economy. GDP in Tanzania averaged 21.78 USD Billion from 1988 until 2018, reaching an all-time high of 57.44 USD Billion in 2018 and a record low of 4.26 USD Billion in 1990

Relative Location:
Located south of the Equator, Tanzania is in both the eastern and southern hemispheres

Tanzania National Flag

The upper left triangle is green, while the bottom right is blue. The triangles are divided by a diagonal black band that is trimmed in yellow. As with other flags around the world, the colors of Tanzania’s national flag hold great significance.

Green alludes to the natural vegetation and “rich agricultural resources” of the country.

Black represents the Swahili people who are native to Tanzania.

Blue epitomizes the Indian Ocean, as well as the nation’s numerous lakes and rivers.

Yellow represents the various minerals deposits that the country is rich of.

 

 

 

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