Tanzania is 945,166 sq km in size, which equates to approximately 4 times the size of Great Britain. It shares its borders with eight other African countries: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma.
Population is estimated at 35 to 40 million, with over 3 million living in Dar es Salaam, the biggest city.
Politics & Security
Tanzania is a union of Zanzibar and Tanganyika.
There are two official languages: Kiswahili and English, and more than 100 different tribal languages
Christianity and Muslim are the main religions, with the coastal areas, especially the islands, being predominantly Muslim.