Tanzania

Map of Tanzania
Flag of Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda on the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique on the south. To the east it borders the Indian Ocean. The country's name is a portmanteau of Tanganyika, which is the large mainland territory, and Zanzibar, the offshore archipelago. The two former British colonies united in 1964, forming the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania. Since 1996, the capital of Tanzania has been Dodoma, where government offices are located. Between independence and 1996 the major coastal city of Dar es Salaam had been the country's political capital. Today Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city of Tanzania, and is major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbours

Established
1961-12-09
Joined Commonwealth
1961
Capital City
Dodoma
Demonym
How you can refer to people from this country...
Tanzanian
Country motto
"Uhuru na Umoja" "Freedom and Unity"
Size
364898 square miles.
Population
41048532
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
41 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 159)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$56220000000 (World ranking:89)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
0.503 (World ranking:159)
Currency Code
TZS
Country calling code
255
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Blog entry Farewell Letter From Gasto
3 years 2 weeks ago

Blog entry Quick Stop To See Manchester Before Catching The Plane
3 years 2 weeks ago

After a teary farewell no one seemed up for a rendition of the wheels on the bus go round and round...However all were looking forward to getting home and the mood was lifted by more donuts than any one bus load could manage, although Robin had a good go on the way to the Trafford centre.

Blog entry The Final Goodbye Of 2011, We Will Meet Again Soon...
3 years 3 weeks ago

The Goodbye Until Next Year In Rungwe

Blog entry Role Reversal - 2004 to 2011
3 years 3 weeks ago

Polly Meets Baby Isaac 2011We Met Hensley 2004

Blog entry The Farewell Afro-Ceilidh
3 years 3 weeks ago

The Afro - Ceilidh brought out so many different emotions in the majority of us. The whole evening was a great success with everyone joining in and and enjoying themselves. To begin with everyone was singing and dancing along, following the same steps, but as the night went on more and more people joined in and the set dance moves turned into amazing freestyle dancing. As if the singing and dancing wasn’t amazing enough, as the link always does and will continue to do so, we always raise the bar and make sure everyone has an absolutely fantastic time.