UPCOMING EVENTS IN TANZANIA
Tanzania Trade Show…
Sauti za Busara…
Swahili International Tourism Expo…
Dar es salaam International Trade Fair…
East Africa International Trade Exhibition…
Karibu Travel Market…
Zanzibar International Film Festival…
Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa between longitude 290 and 410 East. Latitude 10 and 120 South.
Most Northerly point: Bukoba 10 South Latitude
Most Southerly point: Mtalika 120 South latitude
Most Westerly point: Kigoma 290 East of Greenwhich
Most easterly point: Mtwara 410 East of Greenwhich
Tanzania has frontier to the following countries:
North : Kenya and Uganda
West: Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo
South: Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
East: Indian Ocean
Tanzania is the biggest of the East Africa countries. Has a spectacular landscape of mainly three physiographic regions namely the Islands and the coastal plains to the east; the inland saucer-shaped plateau; and the highlands. The Great Rift Valley that runs from north east of Africa through central Tanzania is another landmark that adds to the scenic view of the country. The rift valley runs to south of Tanzania spliting at Lake Nyasa; one branch runs down beyond Lake Nyasa to Mozambique; and another branch to north-west alongside Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and western part of Uganda. The valley is dotted with unique lakes which includes Lakes Rukwa, Tanganyika, Nyasa, Kitangiri, Eyasi and Manyara. The uplands includes the famous Kipengere, Udzungwa, Matogoro, Livingstone, and the Fipa plateau forming the southern highlands. The Usambara, Pare, Meru, Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Oldonyo Lengai, all form the northern highlands. From these highlands and the central saucer plateau flow the drainage system to the Indian ocean, Atlantic ocean, Mediterranean sea and the inland drainage system.
|(metres above sea level)|
|Area:||Total 945,000 km2|
|Forest and woodlands:||3.350 km2|
|Political system:||Multi party democracy|
31 administrative regions (25 mainland and 6 Zanzibar).
According to 2012 census the population of Tanzania is 44,928,923
- 23,058,933 - female
- 21,869,990 - male
Minerals - gold, diamonds, tanzanite and various other gemstones, natural gas, iron ore, coal, spring water, phosphates, soda ash and salt.
Wildlife and Tourism:
16 National Parks, the Ngorongoro conservation Area, a number of Game reserves and Game Controlled Areas.
Three large lakes: Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa, the Indian Ocean coastline, rivers and wetlands. Potential yield of fish from natural waters is estimated to be 730,000 metric tons annually, present catch is 350,000 metric tons.
Forestry and Beekeeping Non-reserved forest-land (1,903.8 km2), forest/woodlands with national parks etc (200 km2), and Gazetted forest reserves (1,251.7 km2).
Official currency is the Tanzania shilling or 100cents.
Tanzania Shilling exchange rate US $ 1 = T.shs 1661 (September 2014).
With a population of almost 411,000 (2012) Dodoma which is located at a distance of 309 km west of Dar es Salaam, is the country's political capital. Dar es Salaam is the country's commercial capital. Other big urban centres include Dar es salaam, Arusha, Moshi, Tanga, Mwanza, Morogoro, Mbeya, Iringa, Tabora and Shinyanga .