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Tanzania Population: 40,213,160
BackgroundShortly after achieving independence from Britain in the rly 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities.Map data ©2009 Europa Technologies - Terms of Use
GeographyKilimanjaro is highest point in Africa; bordered by three of the largest lakes on the continent: Lake Victoria (the world's second-largest freshwater lake) in the north, Lake Tanganyika (the world's second deepest) in the west, and Lake Nyasa in the southwest.Loion:stern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocn, between Kenya and MozambiqueGeographic coordinates:6 00 S, 35 00 r:total: 945,087 sq km
land: 886,037 sq km
water: 59,050 sq km
note: includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and ZanzibarSize comparison: slightly larger than twice the size of California
Land Boundaries:total: 3,861 km
border countries: Burundi 451 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 459 km, Kenya 769 km, Malawi 475 km, Mozambique 756 km, Rwanda 217 km, Uganda 396 km, Zambia 338 kmCoastline:1,424 kmMaritime claims:territorial s: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nmClimate:varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlandsTerrain:plains along coast; central platu; highlands in north, southElevation extremes:lowest point: Indian Ocn 0 m
highest point: Kilimanjaro 5,895 mNatural resources:hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickelLand use:arable land: 4.23%
permanent crops: 1.16%
other: 94.61% (2005)Irrigated land:1,840 sq km (2003)Natural hazards:flooding on the central platu during the rainy sson; droughtCurrent Environment Issues:soil degradation; deforestation; desertifiion; destruction of coral reefs thrtens marine habitats; recent droughts affected marginal agriculture; wildlife thrtened by illegal hunting and trade, especially for ivoryInternational Environment Agreements:party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertifiion, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the S, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
PeoplePopulation:40,213,160 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher dth rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)Age structure:0-14 yrs: 43.5% (male 8,763,471/female 8,719,198)
15-64 yrs: 53.7% (male 10,638,666/female 10,947,190)
65 yrs and over: 2.8% (male 502,368/female 642,269) (2008 est.)Median age:total: 17.8 yrs
male: 17.6 yrs
female: 18.1 yrs (2008 est.)Population growth rate:2.072% (2008 est.)Birth rate:35.12 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)Dth rate:12.92 dths/1,000 population (2008 est.)Net migration rate:-1.48 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)Sex ratio:at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 yrs: 1 male(s)/female
15-64 yrs: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 yrs and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2008 est.)Infant mortality rate:total: 70.46 dths/1,000 live births
male: 77.51 dths/1,000 live births
female: 63.19 dths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)Life expectancy at birth:total population: 51.45 yrs
male: 50.06 yrs
female: 52.88 yrs (2008 est.)Total fertility rate:4.62 children born/woman (2008 est.)HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:8.8% (2003 est.)HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:1.6 million (2003 est.)HIV/AIDS - dths:160,000 (2003 est.)Nationality:noun: Tanzanian(s)
adjective: TanzanianEthnic groups:mainland - African 99% (of which 95% are Bantu consisting of more than 130 tribes), other 1% (consisting of Asian, Europn, and Arab); Zanzibar - Arab, African, mixed Arab and AfricanReligions:mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indious beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% MuslimLanguages:Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher eduion), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages note: Kiswahili (Swahili) is the mother tongue of the Bantu people living in Zanzibar and nrby coastal Tanzania; although Kiswahili is Bantu in structure and origin, its vocabulary draws on a variety of sources including Arabic and English; it has become the lingua franca of central and stern Africa; the first language of most people is one of the local languagesLiteracy:definition: age 15 and over can rd and write Kiswahili (Swahili), English, or Arabic
total population: 69.4%
male: 77.5%
female: 62.2% (2002 census)
GovernmentCountry name:conventional long form: United Republic of Tanzania
conventional short form: Tanzania
local long form: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
local short form: Tanzania
former: United Republic of Tanganyika and ZanzibarGovernment type:republicCapital:name: Dar es Salaam
geographic coordinates: 6 48 S, 39 17 E
time difference: UTC+3 (8 hours ahd of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
note: legislative s have been transferred to Dodoma, which is planned as the new national capital; the National Assembly now meets there on a regular basisAdministrative divisions:26 regions; Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Iringa, Kagera, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Lindi, Manyara, Mara, Mbeya, Morogoro, Mtwara, Mwanza, Pemba North, Pemba South, Pwani, Rukwa, Ruvuma, Shinyanga, Singida, Tabora, Tanga, Zanzibar Central/South, Zanzibar North, Zanzibar Urban/WestIndependence:26 April 1964; Tanganyika became independent 9 December 1961 (from UK-administered UN trusteeship); Zanzibar became independent 19 December 1963 (from UK); Tanganyika united with Zanzibar 26 April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar; renamed United Republic of Tanzania 29 October 1964National holiday:Union Day (Tanganyika and Zanzibar), 26 April (1964)Constitution:25 April 1977; major revisions October 1984Legal system:based on English common law; judicial review of legislative acts limited to matters of interpretation; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdictionSuffrage:18 yrs of age; universalExecutive branch:chief of state: President Jakaya KIKWETE (since 21 December 2005); Vice President Dr. Ali Mohammed SHEIN (since 5 July 2001); note - the president is both chief of state and hd of government
hd of government: President Jakaya KIKWETE (since 21 December 2005); Vice President Dr. Ali Mohammed SHEIN (since 5 July 2001)
note: Zanzibar elects a president who is hd of government for matters internal to Zanzibar; Amani Abeid KARUME was reelected to that on 30 October 2005
cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president from among the members of the National Assembly
elections: president and vice president elected on the same ballot by popular vote for five-yr terms (eligible for a second term); election last held 14 December 2005 (next to be held in December 2010); prime minister appointed by the president
election results: Jakaya KIKWETE elected president; percent of vote - Jakaya KIKWETE 80.3%, Ibrahim LIPUMBA 11.7%, Freeman MBOWE 5.9%Legislative branch:unicameral National Assembly or Bunge (274 sts; 232 members elected by popular vote, 37 alloed to women nominated by the president, 5 to members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives; to serve five-yr terms); note - in addition to enacting laws that apply to the entire United Republic of Tanzania, the Assembly enacts laws that apply only to the mainland; Zanzibar has its own House of Representatives to make laws especially for Zanzibar (the Zanzibar House of Representatives has 50 sts elected by universal suffrage to serve five-yr terms)
elections: last held 14 December 2005 (next to be held in December 2010)
election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; sts by party - CCM 206, CUF 19, CHADEMA 5, other 2, women appointed by the president 37, Zanzibar representatives 5 Zanzibar House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; sts by party - CCM 30, CUF 19; 1 st was ified with a rerun to take place soonJudicial branch:Permanent Commission of Enquiry (official ombudsman); Court of Appl (consists of a chief justice and four judges); High Court (consists of a Jaji Kiongozi and 29 judges appointed by the president; holds regular sessions in all regions); District Courts; Primary Courts (limited jurisdiction and appls can be made to the higher courts)Political parties and lders:Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Party of Democracy and Development) or CHADEMA [Bob MAKANI]; Chama Cha Mapinduzi or CCM (Revolutionary Party) [Jakaya Mrisho KIKWETE]; Civic United Front or CUF [Ibrahim LIPUMBA]; Democratic Party [Christopher MTIKLA] (unregistered); Tanzania Labor Party or TLP [Augustine Lyatonga MREME]; United Democratic Party or UDP [John CHEYO]Political pressure groups and lders:Economic and Social Resrch Foundation or ESRF; Free Zanzibar; Tanzania Media Women's Association or TAMWAInternational organization participation:ACP, AfDB, AU, C, C, DB, FAO, G-6, G-77, IA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, NAM, OPCW, SADC, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNMIS, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTODiplomatic representation in the US:chief of mission: Ambassador Ombeni Yohana SEFUE
chancery: 2139 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
telephone: [1] (202) 939-6125
FAX: [1] (202) 797-7408Diplomatic representation from the US:chief of mission: Ambassador Mark GREEN
embassy: 686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani, Dar es Salaam
mailing address: P. O. Box 9123, Dar es Salaam
telephone: [255] (22) 266-8001
FAX: [255] (22) 266-8238, 266-8373
EconomyTanzania is in the bottom ten percent of the world's economies in terms of per capita income. The economy depends hvily on agriculture, which accounts for more than 40% of GDP, provides 85% of exports, and employs 80% of the work force. Topography and climatic conditions, however, limit cultivated crops to only 4% of the land ar. Industry traditionally ftured the processing of agricultural products and light consumer goods. The World Bank, the IMF, and bilateral donors have provided funds to rehabilitate Tanzania's out-of-date economic infrastructure and to alleviate poverty. Long-term growth through 2005 ftured a pickup in industrial production and a substantial incrse in output of minerals led by gold. Recent banking reforms have helped incrse private-sector growth and investment. Continued donor assistance and solid macroeconomic policies supported rl GDP growth of 7.1% in 2008.GDP (purchasing power parity):$56.22 billion (2008 est.)GDP (official exchange rate):$20.63 billion (2008 est.)GDP - rl growth rate:7.1% (2008 est.)GDP - per capita (PPP):$1,400 (2008 est.)GDP - composition by sector:agriculture: 27%
industry: 22.7%
services: 50.3% (2008 est.)Labor force:20.38 million (2008 est.)Labor force - by occupation:agriculture: 80%
industry and services: 20% (2002 est.)Unemployment rate:NA%Population below poverty line:36% (2002 est.)Household income or consumption by percentage share:lowest 10%: 2.9%
highest 10%: 26.9% (2000)Distribution of family income - Gini index:34.6 (2000)Inflation rate (consumer prices):9.3% (2008 est.)Investment (gross fixed):24.2% of GDP (2008 est.)Budget:revenues: $4.216 billion
expenditures: $4.658 billion (2008 est.)Public debt:22% of GDP (2008 est.)Agriculture - products:
Industries:agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); diamond, gold, and iron mining, salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizerIndustrial production growth rate:
Electricity - production:2.682 billion kWh (2006 est.)Electricity - consumption:2.225 billion kWh (2006 est.)Electricity - exports:0 kWh (2007 est.)Electricity - imports:123 million kWh (2006 est.)Oil - production:0 bbl/day (2007 est.)Oil - consumption:27,270 bbl/day (2006 est.)Oil - exports:0 bbl/day (2005)Oil - imports:26,760 bbl/day (2005)Oil - proved reserves:0 bbl (1 January 2006 est.)Natural gas - production:146 million cu m (2006 est.)Natural gas - consumption:146 million cu m (2006 est.)Natural gas - exports:0 cu m (2007 est.)Natural gas - imports:0 cu m (2007 est.)Natural gas - proved reserves:6.513 billion cu m (1 January 2008 est.)Current account balance:-$2.275 billion (2008 est.)Exports:$2.49 billion f.o.b. (2008 est.)Exports - commodities:gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures, cottonExports - partners:China 10.3%, India 9.7%, Netherlands 6.5%, Germany 6.3%, UAE 4.9% (2007)Imports:$5.901 billion f.o.b. (2008 est.)Imports - commodities:consumer goods, machinery and transportation equipment, industrial raw materials, crude oilImports - partners:China 12%, Kenya 8%, South Africa 7.7%, India 6.9%, UAE 5.9% (2007)Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:$2.624 billion (31 December 2008 est.)Debt - external:$5.311 billion (31 December 2008 est.)Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:$NAStock of direct foreign investment - abroad:$NAMarket value of publicly traded shares:$587.9 million (2005)Currency ():Tanzanian shilling (TZS)Exchange rates:Tanzanian shillings (TZS) per US dollar - 1,178.1 (2008 est.), 1,255 (2007), 1,251.9 (2006), 1,128.93 (2005), 1,089.33 (2004)Fiscal yr:1 July - 30 June
CommuniionsTele in use:165,013 (2008)Cellular in use:9.358 million (2008)Telephone system:eral assessment: telecommuniions services are inadequate; system operating below capacity and being modernized for better service; small aperture terminal (VSAT) system under construction
domestic: fixed-line telephone network inadequate with less than 1 connection per 100 persons; mobile-cellular service, aided by multiple providers, is incrsing; trunk service provided by open-wire, microwave radio relay, tropospheric ster, and fiber-optic cable; some links being made digital
international: country - 255; satellite rth stations - 2 sat (1 Indian Ocn, 1 Atlantic Ocn)Radio broadcast stations:AM 12, FM 11, shortwave 2 (1998)Television broadcast stations:3 (1999)Internet country :.tzInternet hosts:24,271 (2008)Internet users:400,000 (2007)
TransportationAirports:124 (2007)Airports (paved runways):total: 10
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2007)Airports (unpaved runways):total: 114
1,524 to 2,437 m: 17
914 to 1,523 m: 63
under 914 m: 34 (2007)Pipelines:gas 287 km; oil 891 km (2007)Railways:total: 3,690 km
narrow gauge: 969 km 1.067-m gauge; 2,721 km 1.000-m gauge (2006)Roadways:total: 78,891 km
paved: 6,808 km
unpaved: 72,083 km (2003)Waterways:Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, and Lake Nyasa principal avenues of commerce with neighboring countries; rivers not navigable (2007)Merchant marine:total: 9
by type: cargo 1, passenger/cargo 4, petroleum tanker 4
registered in other countries: 1 (Honduras 1) (2008)Ports and terminals:Dar es Salaam
Military branches:Tanzanian People's Defense Force (Jeshi la Wananchi la Tanzania, JWTZ): Army, Naval Wing (includes Coast Guard), Air Defense Command (includes Air Wing), National Service (2007)Military service age and obligation:18 yrs of age for voluntary military service (2007)Manpower available for military service:males age 16-49: 9,108,177 (2008 est.)Manpower fit for military service:males age 16-49: 5,278,833 (2008 est.)

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