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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

8 Interesting Facts About Tanzania

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

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

8 Interesting Facts About Tanzania


8 Interesting Facts About Tanzania

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

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.


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.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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