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United Republic of Tanzania. By:John Paul Agiorgousis. Map of Tanzania. LOCATION. Absolute Location: 6'00" S, 35'00" Tanzania is South of Kenya and Uganda. Tanzania is East of Rwanda, The Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Burundi. Tanzania is North of Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi.

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by john paul agiorgousis

United Republic of Tanzania

By:John Paul Agiorgousis

location
LOCATION
  • Absolute Location: 6'00" S, 35'00"
  • Tanzania is South of Kenya and Uganda.
  • Tanzania is East of Rwanda, The Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Burundi.
  • Tanzania is North of Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi.
  • Tanzania is west of the east coast of Africa.
  • Tanzania is bordering the Indian Ocean
geographical features
Geographical Features
  • Tanzania has mountains in the northeast, where Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa's highest peak) is located.
  • In the northwest there are the Great Lakes of Lake Victoria (Africa's largest lake) and Lake Tanganyika (Africa's deepest lake).
  • Central Tanzania has a large plateau, with plains and arable land.
  • The eastern shore is hot and humid, with the island of Zanzibar lying just off the shore.
  • Terrain: plains along coast; central plateau; highlands in north, south
tanzanian flag meaning of colors
Tanzanian Flag(Meaning of Colors)
  • Green: The Land
  • Black: The People
  • Yellow: Gold
  • Blue: The Ocean
tanzanian flag history of flag
Tanzanian Flag(History of Flag)
  • The flag of Tanzaniawas officially adopted on June 30, 1964.
  • The top stripe of the Tanzanian Flag is green, which symbolizes agriculture and the land.
  • In the bottom of the Tanzania flagthere is a blue stripe, symbolizing the Indian Ocean which is Tanzania's eastern coastline.
  • The middle stripe of the Tanzania flagis black in color, with a thin yellow stripe above and below it.
  • The black colored stripe represents the land and people of Tanzania.
  • The yellow stripe represents gold.
capital
Capital
  • Since1996, the official capital of Tanzania has bee Dodoma, where parliament and some government offices are located.
  • Between independence and 1996 the major coastal city of Dar es Saleem had been the country's political capital.
facts about tanzania
Facts about Tanzania
  • Population:41,048,532
  • Climate: Tanzania has three main climate zones; their hot humid coastal strip; the dry central plateau; and the semi-temperate mountains.
  • Area in square miles: 378,000
  • Major languages:Kiswahili or Swahili (official) Kiunguja, English, and Arabic
  • Ethnic groups: Mainland- African(of which 95% are Bantu consisting of more than 130 tribes); Zanzibar-Arab.
history
History
  • Formal name(s) of Tanzania:Tanganyika and Zanzibar
  • Tanzania dates formally only from 1964.
  • Before that, its two component parts, the much larger mainland territory of Tanganyika and the coastal archipelago of Zanzibar
  • Tanzania obtained her independence from British in 1961 without any blood shed.
health
Health
  • Life expectancy: Overall:52.01 Male:50.50 Female:53.51
  • Infant mortality rate: (deaths/1000 live births)

*Overall:69.28 Male:76.24 Female:62.1

economy
Economy
  • Annual Income per capita: $400 per person
  • Main exports: Gold, Coffee, Cashew nuts, cotton.
  • Major imports: Consumer goods, machinery and transportation equipment, industrial raw materials, and crude oil.
  • Main trade partners: South Africa, China, Kenya, India, Netherlands, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Germany, and Zambia
  • Unemployment rate: NA% (80% employed in agriculture 20% employed in industry)
  • GDP: $43.49 billion
  • Currency:Tanzanian shilling

*1 Tanzanian shilling = 0.000752 U.S. dollars

economy cont
Economy (Cont.)

Inflation Rate

government
Government
  • Republic
  • President:Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
  • Prime Minister: Mizengo Pinda

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Mizengo Pinda

tourism
Tourism
  • Things to do: Mountain climbing, Diving and Snorkeling, Fishing, and Boating
  • Things to see: National Parks and Reserves, Lakes, Moutains and Volcanoes, Islands, Towns and Cities.
citations
Citations
  • "Tanzania." Map of Tanzania. 14 Apr. 2009. U.S. Department of State.14 Apr. 2009 <http://www.state.gov/p/af/ci/tz/>.
  • "Tanzania Flag." Tanzania Flag. 16 Apr. 2009. Maps of World.16 Apr. 2009 <http://www.mapsofworld.com/flags/tanzania-flag.html>.
  • "Kampala Water Supply and Sanitation Expansion Programme, Uganda." Birds eye picture of Lake Victoria. 16 Apr. 2009. water-technology.net.16 Apr. 2009 <http://www.water-technology.net/projects/kampala/kampala5.html>.
  • "Lake Tanganyika." Lake Tanganyika. 8 Apr. 2009. Lake Tanganyika.16 Apr. 2009 <http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/l/Lake_Tanganyika.htm>.
  • "Mt. Kilimanjaro.." Mt. Kilimanjaro. 12 Apr. 2009. Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Picture.16 Apr. 2009 <http://www.planetware.com/picture/mount-kilimanjaro-national-park-tza-tza312.htm>.
  • "Mt. Kilimanjaro ." Mt. Kilimanjaro. 16 Mar. 2007. KILIMANJARO MARANGU ROUTE.16 Apr. 2009 <http://www.besthike.com/africa/Tanzania/kilimanjaro_marangu.html>.
  • Elephants. 16 Feb. 2005. Dreams Of Africa Safaris.16 Apr. 2009 <http://www.dreamsofafricasafaris.co.ke/>.
  • "Tanzania Takes the Breath Away." Tree. 14 July 2008. Tanzania Takes the Breath Away.16 Apr. 2009 <http://africansafariadventures.wordpress.com/category/tanzania/>.
  • "Tanzanian money." Tanzanian money. 10 Oct. 2008. Tanzanian Facts and Figures .16 Apr. 2009 <http://africansafariadventures.wordpress.com/category/tanzania/>.
  • "Serenegti, Tanzania. Sunset.." Tanzania. Sunset. 10 Oct. 2008. Serenegti, Tanzania. Sunset..16 Apr. 2009 http://lh4.ggpht.com/_DP4wFWYcWTw/RiJcVM49TNI/AAAAAAAAALs/7DRux7yQ5jo/IMG_1947.JPG
  • Map of Africa with Tanzania highlighted in green. 2 Apr. 2005. C O F F E E O R I G I N S.16 Apr. 2009 <"Serenegti, Tanzania. Sunset.." Tanzania. Sunset. 10 Oct. 2008. Serenegti, Tanzania. Sunset..16 Apr. 2009 >.
  • "Inflation rate (consumer prices)." Bar graph of Tanzania's Inflation Rate. Tanzania Inflation rate (consumer prices).17 Apr. 2009

<http://www.indexmundi.com/tanzania/inflation_rate_(consumer_prices).html>.

  • "Inflation rate (consumer prices)." Spread Sheet of Tanzania's Inflation Rate. Tanzania Inflation rate (consumer prices).17 Apr. 2009 <http://www.indexmundi.com/tanzania/inflation_rate_(consumer_prices).html>.
citations cont
Citations (Cont.)
  • "Kikwete.JPG‎." Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. 19 Apr. 2008. File:Kikwete.JPG.26 Apr. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kikwete.JPG>.
  • "Mhe. Pinda atoa pole." Mizengo Pinda. NEWS.26 Apr. 2009 <http://www.zenjydar.co.uk/20080402_pinda_ajali.htm>.