Tanzania FlagTanzania

Freedom And Unity.

 

General


Population: 49,639,138 (2014), 48,261,942 (2013)
Land Area: 945,087 sq km
Natural Resources: Hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel
Capital: Dar Es Salaam
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Jakaya Kikwete (December 21st 2005)
Languages: Swahili, English, Arabic
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
Major Religions: Mainland: Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, Indigenous Beliefs, Zanzibar: 99% Muslim
Major Ethnicities: Mailand: African 99%, Other 1%. Zanzibar: Arab, African, Mixed
Life Expectancy: 61.24 years (2014), 60.76 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 31.94 billion (2013), 28.25 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 79.29 billion (2013), 75.07 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,700 (2013), 1,600 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 7% (2013), 6.9% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 27.6%, Industry 25%, Services 47.4% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 80%, Industry and Services 20% (2002)
Industries: Agricultural processing, diamonds, gold, iron mining, salt, soda ash, cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer
Agriculture Products: Coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum, cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava, bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats
Human Development Index: 0.488 (159th)(2014), 0.476 (152nd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 610 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 27 000 (2004)
Budget: 0.2% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Tanzania is located in East Africa. Tanzania is bordered by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. The leading sector in Tanzania is agriculture it is also the largest employer. Tanzania has many natural resources, in order to exploit these it needs large foreign investments, something the government is attempting to attract with new rules and laws to curb corruption.

(2014) Tanzania's economy continued to grow rapidly in 2013, and this is expected to carry on into 2014. Much work remains to be done in order to reduce poverty.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Tanzania
Wikipedia: Tanzania
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/TZA.html

Updated on: December 28th, 2014