Tanzania profile

Wildebeest tries to fend off crocodile attack The drama of Tanzania's game parks is a major tourist attraction
  • Full name: United Republic of Tanzania
  • Population: 47.6 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Dodoma (official), Dar es Salaam (commercial)
  • Largest city: Dar es Salaam
  • Area: 945,087 sq km (364,900 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, Swahili
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 58 years (men), 60 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Tanzanian shilling = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Gold, sisal, cloves, coffee, cotton, cashew nuts, minerals, tobacco
  • GNI per capita: US $540 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .tz
  • International dialling code: +255

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