Where is Tanzania?

Located in Eastern Africa, Tanzania has a 4,161.00 km border with Burundi (589 km), Democratic Republic of the Congo (479 km), Kenya (775 km), Malawi (512 km), Mozambique (840 km), Rwanda (222 km), Uganda (391 km) and Zambia (353 km).Malawi contends that the entire lake up to the Tanzanian shoreline is within its territory.

Tanzania is an African country covering 947,300.00 km2 of which 6.49% is water and 885,800.00 km2 is land. The area includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar. This makes it the 32nd largest country in the world and more than six times the size of Georgia slightly larger than twice the size of California. Its geographic coordinates are 6 00 S, 35 00 E and Dodoma is the capital city.

The country's name is a combination of the first letters of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

Its ISO code is TZ.


Tanzania has a mean elevation of 1,018 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Indian Ocean. Its highest elevation is Kilimanjaro (highest point in Africa) which is 5,895m above tall.

It has a tropical climate with a southwest monsoon from May to September and a northeast monsoon from November to mid-March. The terrain consists of plains along the coast and highlands in the north and south.


Tanzania has a population of 52,482,726 making it the 26th largest in the world.

Kiswahili (Swahili) and English are both official languages. The majority of the population identifies their ethnic origin as African. The majority of the country identifies either with Islam or with Christianity.

The dialing code for the country is 255.


Tanzania is an independent country. It gained its independence in 1961, from United Kingdom-administered United Nations trusteeship. Its constitution was last ratified in 1977.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Tanzania's GDP is $151,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $3,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 75th largest economy and its citizens the 184th richest in the world. The currency of Tanzania is the Shilling (TZS).

Its major export partners are India, China, and Japan. Its main exports are gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures, and cotton. Its major import partners are China, India, and South Africa. Its major imports include consumer goods, machinery, and industrial raw materials.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017