Tanzania-info

Tanzania

  • Full name: United Republic of Tanzania
  • Population: 38.4 million
  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Area: 945,087 sq km (364,900 sq miles), approx. twice the size of California
  • Major languages: English, Swahili
  • Major religions: Mainland: Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar: 99% Muslim
  • Monetary unit: 1 Tanzanian shilling = 100 cents
  • Independence: 1964
  • People: With more than 120 indigenous groups, the majority of Tanzanians are of Bantu descent; the Sukuma constitute the largest group, others being the Nyamwezi, Hehe, Nyakyusa, Makonde, Yao, Haya, Chaga, Gogo, and Ha.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

BBC Country Profile:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1072330.stm

CIA World Factbook:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tz.html

Every Culture- Tanzania

NEWS SOURCES

IRIN News:
http://www.irinnews.org/

AllAfrica.com:
http://allafrica.com/tanzania/

ARTICLES

Zanzibar: A Crossroad Lapped by the Indian Ocean

Ngorongoro Crater – Africa’s Garden of Eden

The Culture of Tanzania

Waltzes with Wildebeest

Zanzibar: A Magnet for Adventurers, Men-of God, Explorers and Conquerors

Zest of Zanzibar

On Safari in Northern Tanzania: Back to the Sixth Day of the Creation