History of Tanzania
Geography of TanzaniaTanzania is bordered by Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi in the south; Kenya and Uganda to the north; Democratic Republic of Congo borders Tanzania in the west, Indian Ocean lies to the east. The country is ranked the 13th biggest country in Africa and 31st largest country in the world occupying a space of 947,303 square kilometers. The terrain of the country comprises plains along coast, central plateau, highlands in north, coastline of about 800 kilometers in the south and has several islands such as Pemba, Zanzibar and Unguja. The country is also mountainous and forested and has great lakes such as Lake Victoria(Africa's largest lake), Lake Tanganyika which is the second deepest lake in the continent and Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi). More than half of the country is covered by savannas and the rest of the areas are semi-arid. The highest point in Tanzania is Mount Kilimanjaro at 5895 meters above the sea level. The lowest point of the country is Lake Tanganyika at 352 meters below the sea level. Some of the large rivers within Tanzania include river Rufiji, river Ruvuma, Songwe, River Mara and Simiyu rivers.
Climate of TanzaniaThe climate in Tanzania ranges from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands where in the highland the climate ranges from 10oc to 20oc during the hot and cold seasons. The coast is usually hot and humid while the highlands are cool and the country experiences both the short and long rain seasons. Throughout the year, the plateau tends to be dry resulting to a dry season in the central regions of Tanzania. The country has the hottest temperatures from November to February and the coldest temperatures from May to August.
Natural Resources in TanzaniaTanzania has a variety of natural resources ranging from lakes, Indian Ocean and forests to the rivers and natural minerals such as tin, phosphates, gemstones and coal. Other precious minerals such as nickel, diamond; iron ores, hydro power and natural gas are also in Tanzania. The natural resources are used for fishing, mining, crop farming, fertile lands for the wildlife conservation, forestry as the source of timber and the natural gas used as energy.
Tourist Attraction in TanzaniaFamous and important places which act as the destination of many tourists from all over the world includes the attractive site of the Serengeti and Tarangire national parks, the beauty of the Ngorongoro conservation sites and the cool Pemba and Mafia islands are also found within the country's territory. The top five largest cities in Tanzania include:
- Dar es salaam
Famous Hotels in Tanzania
- Essque Zalu Zanzibar
- Singita Sasakwa lounge
- Hyatt regency Dar es Salaam
- Diamond stars of the east
- Ngorongoro Serena safari lodge
- Zanzibar Serena inn
- Four seasons safari lodge Serengeti
Tanzania Culture and CuisineThe culture of Tanzania varies largely among the several communities where most of them are Bantus using more than 128 languages. Some of the popular painting includes tingatinga which is painted with enamel paints and famous sculptors like George Lilanga are part of the Tanzanian culture. Specially prepared spicy foods and coconut milk are the famous cuisine in the coastal regions of Tanzania while the typical mainland Tanzania has the special foods such as rice, grilled meat, chapatti, marinated beef and fish. Various types of vegetables consumed in Tanzania include green peas, spinach, beans, and other fried foods and snacks such as samosa, fried dough and kebab are also cooked.
- Julius Nyerere international airport
- Kilimanjaro international airport
- Dodoma airport
- Bukoba airport
- Mbenya airport
- Songwe airport
- Musoma airport
- Mwanza airport
- Kigoma airport
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: September 13, 2015
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Facts about Tanzania
|Area||945,203 sq km|
|Currency||Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)|
|Neighbours||Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia|