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Sunday, October 4, 2015

8 Interesting Facts About Tanzania

Eight fun and interesting fast facts for kids about Tanzania's wildlife, geography, and history.

8 Interesting Facts About Tanzania

* After achieving independence from Britain in 1961, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the United Republic of Tanzania in 1964.

* Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania capital city is Dodoma.

* Tanzania's 2013 population estimate is more than 49 million.

* Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa, more than six times the size of Georgia and slightly larger than twice the size of California.

* Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and one of only two mountains on the continent that has glaciers the other is Mount Kenya.

* Over 37% of Tanzania’s land area is forest and approximately 38% of Tanzania's land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation.

* Lake Victoria the world's second-largest freshwater lake in north Tanzania, Lake Tanganyika the world's second deepest in the west.

* Travel and tourism contributed 13% of Tanzania's gross domestic product and employed 11% of the population.

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