Tanzania Facts

Long Name: United Republic of Tanzania

Location: Eastern Africa

Area (in sq km): 947300

Capital: Dar es Salaam (administrative) Dodoma (legislative)

Agricultural Products: coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava (tapioca), bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats

Demonym: Tanzanian(s)

Agricultural Labor Force %: 80

Religions: Muslim, indigenous beliefs, Christian

Industrial Labor Force %: 20

Languages: Swahili, Kiunguja (Swahili on Zanzibar), English, Arabic, local languages

GDP Growth %: 6.9

Location: Eastern Africa

Resources: hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel

Population Growth Rate %: 2.82

Exports: gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures, cotton

Government: republic

Literacy Rate %: 67.8

GDP Per Capita: 1600

Population: 48261942

Urban Population %: 26.7

Industry: agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); mining (diamonds, gold, and iron), salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer

Life Expectancy (in years): 60.8

Currency Code: TZS

Currency: Tanzanian Schilling