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Where in the world is Tanzania?


 Tanzania










Tanzania is located just south of Kenya and Uganda.  It is twice the 
          size of California. 

 



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      Tanzania is known for...
 Mt.Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa; Lake Victoria, the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world; and the Serengeti, a well-known African
safari destination.

    I live in Mwanza, the 2nd largest city located in northwest Tanzania, on the southern edge of Lake Victoria.







Other facts:
   
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mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim
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total population: 53.14 years
country comparison to the world: 205
male: 51.62 years
female: 54.7 years (2012 est.)
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0.008 physicians/1,000 population (2006)

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1.1 beds/1,000 population (2006)
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5.6% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 12

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1.4 million (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 6

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86,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 4
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Tanzania is one of the world's poorest economies in terms of per capita income, however, Tanzania averaged 7% GDP growth per year between 2000 and 2008 on strong gold production and tourism. The economy depends heavily on agriculture, which accounts for more than one-quarter of GDP, provides 85% of exports, and employs about 80% of the work force. The World Bank, the IMF, and bilateral donors have provided funds to rehabilitate Tanzania's aging economic infrastructure, including rail and port infrastructure that are important trade links for inland countries. Recent banking reforms have helped increase private-sector growth and investment, and the government has increased spending on agriculture to 7% of its budget. Continued donor assistance and solid macroeconomic policies supported a positive growth rate, despite the world recession. In 2008, Tanzania received the world's largest Millennium Challenge Compact grant, worth $698 million. Dar es Salaam used fiscal stimulus and loosened monetary policy to ease the impact of the global recession. GDP growth in 2009-11 was a respectable 6% per year due to high gold prices and increased production.
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agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); mining (diamonds, gold, and iron), salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer


All information taken from the CIA World Factbook, 5/22/12.

 43,601,796 (July 2012 est.)
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