- Kilimanjaro, the highest permanently snow-capped free standing mountain in Africa, regarded as the “Top Roof of Africa”
- the exotic Islands of Zanzibar
- the finest game sanctuaries of Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Ruaha, Selous and the Marine Park of Mafia Island are only mentioning a few
- Historical and Cultural Sites of Bagamoyo & Zanzibar [slave trade centres]
Long struggle for freedom lead by the Farther of Nation Julius Kambarage Nyerere, Tanzania get its independence in the year 1961. Later Zanzibar, Pemba and Tanganyika were united together in April 26th, 1964 to form the country of Tanzania.
Tanzania with a total land of 947,303 square kilometers [365,756 square miles] is a country with a population of 47.4 million people according to 2014 Census. Is a country which had and will continue to have true and excellent diplomatic relationships with all countries in the world, which forms the basis for being a preferred destination and home to many people from around the world.
Tanzania leadership has gone through forth phases
- Julius K. Nyerere [1964 – 1985]
- Ali Hassan Mwinyi [1985 – 1995]
- Benjamin William Mkapa [1995 – 2005]
- Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete [2005 – 2015]
- Dr. John Pombe Magufuli [2015 – Present]
The Late Julius Kambarage Nyerere Father of Nation
His Excellency, Honorable Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, The President of United Republic of Tanzania
Facts About Tanzania
The national capital of the country is Dodoma, located at the centre of Tanzania. It has an estimated population of 324,347 and it is where the Headquarters of the National Parliament is housed.
Dar es Salaam is the largest and the richest city of Tanzania. The population of the city is 2,497,940, and it covers a total area of 614.1 square miles. The city is situated on a harbor on the East Indian Ocean coast of Africa.
Tanzanian shilling is the currency of Tanzania with its ISO 4217 code, TZS.
Tanzanian Shillings are subdivided into 100 centi. In principal all currency are accepted the common ones being USD, GBP, Euro, Kenya Shillings, and Uganda Shillings.
Kiswahili is the official language of Tanzania with English considered a de facto official language. Other spoken languages include Gujarati, Germany, Chinese, Portuguese and French.
The constitution of Tanzania provides freedom of religion for its citizens. Tanzanian religions includes Christianity, Muslims, Hindu and indigenous religious groups.
Tanzania is a unitary presidential democratic republic. The president is the head of both state and government. Executive power is exercised by the government while the legislative power is vested both in the government and parliament.
Dr. John Pombe Magufuli is the fifth and the current president of Tanzania. He assumed office on December, 2015.
Tanzania’s economy is based on agriculture which provides 75% of the exports and employment. It accounts for more than half of the GDP which is 57.5 billion dollars. Industry is mostly limited to processing agricultural products and light consumer goods. The largest trade flows are with India, Japan, People’s Republic of China, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, South Africa and Germany. The country exports gold, coffee, cashew nuts and cotton, while it imports consumer goods, machinery, industrial raw materials and crude oil.
Government Public Days
|12 January||Zanzibar Revolution Day||Marking the end of the Sultanate of Zanzibar|
|7 April||Karume Day||Commemorating the assassination of Zanzibar President
|26 April||Union Day||Union of Tanganyika, Zanzibar and Pemba|
|1 May||Labour Day|
|7 July||Saba Saba Day||Founding of Tanganyika African National Union|
|8 August||Nane Nane Day||Farmers’ Day|
|14 October||Nyerere Day||Commemorating Death Anniversary of Julius Nyerere, the Farther ofthe Nation|
|9 December||Independence Day||Celebrating the End of British Rule in 1961|
Geography of Tanzania
Arable land suitable for irrigation and crop cultivation purpose are situated to the north of the country.
The total land area of the country is 945,087 square kilometers. The land area is 886.037 square kilometers. Tanzania has a 1,424 square kilometer long coastline.
Weather of Tanzania
However the climate remains favorable between June and September although the patterns of weather keep on changing when moving from one place to another as the country has a varied geographical landscape features.
Wind 2 m/s, SE
Pressure 762.07 mmHg
|sun dec 8||21°C /20°C||2 m/s, SE||83%||759.06 mmHg|
|mon dec 9||26°C /20°C||3 m/s, NNW||53%||758.31 mmHg|
|tue dec 10||24°C /19°C||3 m/s, NE||65%||759.06 mmHg|
|wed dec 11||24°C /19°C||2 m/s, ESE||60%||759.06 mmHg|
|thu dec 12||25°C /20°C||2 m/s, ESE||52%||759.06 mmHg|
Transport and Communication of Tanzania
In addition are several modern hydrofoil boats that provide transportation across the Indian Ocean between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. Two railway companies namely TAZARA and Tanzania Railways Ltd operates in Tanzania, TAZARA provides service between Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia, and Tanzania Railways Ltd which connects Dar es Salaam with central and northern Tanzania.
Tanzania has a total of 6 mobile telephone Companies offers services in Tanzania. The country has a fiber-optic cable network that recently replaced unreliable satellite service, supported many Tanzanians to use the internet and the number is rapidly growing.
Culture of Tanzania
Bongoflava is represented a new genre of music in the country. Various music bands are popular in Tanzania, Africa and Global as a whole. Events such as the ones listed below makes your day in Tanzania very colourful:-
- Sauti za Busara Music Concert
- Mtwara Festivals
Clothing of Tanzania
Cuisine of Tanzania
Apart from this, Tanzanian food also comprises of vitumbua (sweet fried bread), chapatti (flat fried bread), and juices of oranges, sugarcane and pineapple.
Education in Tanzania
- Olympic Games
- the Commonwealth Games
- the All-Africa Games
- the Africa Cup of Nations
- the CAF Champions League
- the African Women’s Championship in football
- the CAF Confederation Cup and,
- the African Championships in Athletics
Tanzania has many international recognized events such as:-
- Kilimanjaro Marathon
- Mt. Meru Marathon