50 Fascinating Facts about Tanzania

Tanzania is a nation in East Africa. It is situated in just the southern hemisphere. It encompasses the three islands of Mafia, Zanzibar, and Pemba, which are famous for their spices. Tanzania is home to portions of Africa's most impressive lakes. The percentage of people living in abject poverty in Tanzania is shockingly high. 67% population has incomes lower than the federal poverty threshold. Due to quite a number of the world's major faiths throughout Tanzania's history, the nation enjoys a high level of religious tolerance. Swahili is the major language designed to unite the country, even though over a hundred other languages are spoken here. People who adhere to various religious or cultural traditions seldom engage in violent conflict with one another. There is equal recognition given to festivals celebrated by Christians and Muslims.

Tanzania Facts

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Tanzania has a total population of 58,457,779 people.
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The name of Tanzania, which is used in its official capacity, is the United Republic of Tanzania.
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An independent country like Tanzania has the right to govern itself.
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Tanganyika was the original name of Tanzania before the island of Zanzibar was included in Tanganyika. A shortening of the names of the two states that were merged into one led to the creation of the term Tanzania not long after the merger.
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There is a Swahili-speaking population in Tanzania.
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In all, 126 languages are used by the people living in Tanzania.
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A presidential republic governs Tanzania with a single head of state.
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In 2015, the government of Tanzania declared that it would discontinue the policy of requiring English to be taught in schools throughout the country. The sole language spoken in the classroom will be Swahili.
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After 1967, religious questions were taken out of the census reports made by the government. It is no longer possible to get the official statistics.
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There is a green triangle in the top left corner of the Tanzanian flag and a blue triangle in the bottom right corner of the flag. Additionally, a black band runs diagonally across the centre and has a yellow border.
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Tanzania's economy is the twelfth biggest in Africa and the second-largest in East Africa, behind the economy of Kenya.
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The nominal gross domestic product is expected to be in the amount of $51,194 billion, while the nominal GDP per capita is $1,032.
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In Tanzania, the unemployment rate for women is much greater than for men.
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In 1974, Dodoma was designated as the formal capital of Tanzania.
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As Tanzania's biggest city and port, Dar es Salaam also serves as the country's de facto capital. The majority of Tanzania's administrative institutions are located there.
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Kilimanjaro, commonly known as "The Roof of Africa," is a dormant volcano atop Africa's highest peak. The height of the structure is about 19,341 feet (5,895 metres).
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The main vocalist of the band Queen, Freddie Mercury, was born in 1946 in the region of Africa known as Tanzania. He was given the name Farrokh Bulsara at birth.
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Mafia is the name of a real island off the coast of Tanzania. Agriculture for subsistence, fishing, and trade at Kilindoni's marketplace are the primary contributors to the local economy, administered from the mainland.
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The most populous nation in the East African region in Tanzania.
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The Tanzanian Shilling is the country's official unit of currency.
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It is common practice to drive on the left side of the road in Tanzania.
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Tingatinga is a painting style that originated in the second part of the 20th century close to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. After its inception, the style quickly spread across most East African countries.
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It is generally agreed that Tanzania has the greatest number of people with albinism per capita of any country in Africa. Because of beliefs in certain regions, people with albinism face the possibility of being murdered and dismembered. Movements are underway to end the oppression of people with albinism.
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The majority of Tanzania's literary tradition is passed down orally and includes things like proverbs, folktales, riddles, songs, and poetry.
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The current number of national holidays in Tanzania is 17.
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The age of 17.7 years is considered to be Tanzania's median age.
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In 1996, Tanzania became the first country in the world to officially declare a "National Science and Technology Policy" to bolster the country's economy.
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In addition to the country's four major airports, Tanzania is home to more than one hundred landing strips and other types of smaller airports.
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Agriculture has a significant role in Tanzania's economy and is one of its primary drivers.
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In Tanzania, 67.9 per cent of the population lives below the country's official poverty threshold.
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It is more common for Tanzanian women and young girls to suffer from nutritional inadequacies than for Tanzanian males. Thirty-three percent of Tanzania's female population suffers from vitamin A, iron, and iodine deficiencies, and half of them have anaemia.
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The African nation of Tanzania has portions of three of the continent's Great Lakes.
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To produce carbon steel at temperatures exceeding 3,310 degrees Fahrenheit about 1,500 years ago, the Haya people on Lake Victoria's west coast developed a high-heat blast furnace (1,820 degrees C).
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At least 17 distinct varieties of bananas may be found in Tanzania's crop rotation. They are used in the preparation of soup, chips, and stew.
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In the latter half of the 19th century, Germany established colonies across East Africa, including Tanzania.
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Following the conclusion of World War I, the British established a colony in Tanzania.
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Four nations share Lake Tanganyika, and one of them is Tanzania. The freshwater lake is the second biggest in volume, the second oldest, and the second deepest on the planet.
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Tanzania is home to 310 species of mammals and 960 species of birds, the majority of which may be found in the country's game reserves and national parks.
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The 9th of December is celebrated as Tanzania's Independence Day, also known as Republic Day. This holiday commemorated the end of British control in Tanganyika in 1961.
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The majority of Tanzania's visitors go about the country by car. On the other hand, the roads might be rough and have several potholes and areas that are not paved.
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Over ninety percent of Tanzania's population is concentrated in locations where malaria is a problem. Both malaria and premature birth are major contributors to the mortality rate of children in this nation who are less than five years old.
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With a total land area of 365,756 square miles, Tanzania is almost two times the size of California (947,303 square kilometers).
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The Tanzanian national hymn is referred to as "Mungu ibariki Afrika," and its translation into English is "God bless Africa." It is sung in Swahili.
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Even though it is a part of the United Republic of Tanzania, Zanzibar has maintained its semi-autonomous status since achieving independence. It maintains a local administration that is headquartered in Stone Town.
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The Serengeti National Park is the oldest national park in Tanzania. It is also home to many animals, including more than a million wildebeest (gnus).
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Tanzania is a landlocked country that is surrounded by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. It also has a border with the Indian Ocean.
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In Tanzania's coastal areas, you'll find many restaurants serving dishes with a spicy kick. Additionally, a significant amount of coconut milk is used in these areas.
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Mshikaki is beef that has been marinated. Chapati, a kind of bread, and wali, which is rice. Samaki, which is fish, and ugali, which is a type of maize porridge. Nyama Choma, grilled meat, and ndizi-nyama are all common meals on the Tanzanian mainland (plantains with meat).
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Football is a well-liked sport in Tanzania. Other popular sports include boxing, volleyball, netball, rugby, and athletics. Other popular sports include these.
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Coffee is Tanzania's most valuable agricultural product and a critical component of the country's economy.

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