TANZANIA FACTS

Tanzania Basic Facts:

Tanzania is a popular East African destination for visitors, it has many natural attractions including Zanzibar, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. Tanzania is a large country and its infrastructure isn't great so it takes time to get around. Tanzanians have a very friendly reputation and other than petty theft, violent crime is quite rare.

Location: Tanzania is located in East Africa bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique, see map. 
Area: 945,087 sq km, a little more than twice the size of California. 
Capital City: Dodoma (but the commercial capital and largest city is Dar es Salaam). 
Population: Around 39 million people live in Tanzania. 
Language: Kiswahili or Swahili (official), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar) and many local languages. 
Religion: Mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, and indigenous beliefs 35%. Zanzibar, more than 99% Muslim 
Climate: Tanzania lies just south of the equator and on the whole enjoys a tropical climate. There are two rainy seasons, generally the heaviest rains (called Masika) usually fall from mid-March to May and a shorter period of rain (called mvuli) from November to mid-January. The dry season, with cooler temperatures, lasts from May to October.

Informations  for Visas for people from Africa traveling to Tanzania

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_Tanzanian_citizens

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