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Tanzania's principal economic indicators




Personal accounts give us a story, numbers tell the facts. These are the principal economic indicators for Tanzania. Dec 24, 2014

Others | Africa | Tanzania


Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda


Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, Mizengo Pinda

A member of the Tanzanian parliament since 2000, Mizengo Pinda has been Prime Minister of the country since 2008. Following his appointment, he declared... Dec 18, 2014

Industry & Trade | Africa | Tanzania


The Power Africa Initiative: Lighting up the darkness


International banking groups, pension fund managers and private equity firms are also wellrepresented on the list of Power Africa’s investment partners.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s initiative aims to boost electricity capacity on the continent by 30,000 MW by 2030. Dec 06, 2014

Energy | Africa | Tanzania | Ethiopia | Kenya | Ghana


Africa's Electricity: Needs are being met with innovative new projects


Africa´s entire installed capacity for electricity generation of 147 GW (Gigawatts) is equivalent to that of Belgium and to what China installs every two years.

A satellite image of the world at night shows a brightly lit Europe covered with starry dots and in sharp contrast, a dark, unlit Africa. Nov 26, 2014

Energy | Africa | Ghana | Tanzania | Uganda


Return on Investment in Africa’s infrastructure will far outweigh costs


The World Bank building, Washington, D.C.

With poor infrastructure in Africa accounting for a two-percent loss in total GDP each year, there is now a concerted effort to get the continent’s... Nov 26, 2014

Infrastructure | Africa | Tanzania


Calling all investors




Tanzania’s GDP has grown dramatically in recent years sparking a telecoms boom. Nov 30, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Tanzania


Transport to drive economy




Banking reforms, solid macro-economic policies and significant investment from the IMF and World Bank have boosted Tanzania’s recent economic performance.... Nov 30, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Tanzania


Generation game


Tanzania's natural gas reserves are estimated at over 10 tcf following major offshore gas discoveries in the south of the country

The energy sector offers interesting opportunities for canny investors Nov 30, 2011

Energy | Africa | Tanzania


Connecting with the world




Information and communications technology (ICT) has grown significantly in Tanzania over the course of the past decade, as telecommunications have penetrated... Nov 30, 2011

Telecoms & ICT | Africa | Tanzania


A long hard road ahead


£305 million is needed to upgrade facilities at Julius Nyerere International Airport

The sheer size of the country creates challenges for Tanzanian transport Nov 30, 2011

Infrastructure | Africa | Tanzania


Africa's premier travel destination




Stunning natural beauty, ongoing government investment and public-private partnerships have made Tanzanian tourism a lucrative business Nov 30, 2011

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Tanzania


Digging deep: Tanzania set to exploit its vast mining potential


William Ngeleja, Minister for Energy and Minerals

While agriculture and tourism form the backbone of the Tanzanian economy, in recent years mining has been playing an increasingly important role. Nov 30, 2011

Agriculture | Africa | Tanzania



LOCATION:   

Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique

 

AREA:   

total: 947,300 sq km



CLIMATE:   

varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel

 

LANGUAGES:   

Kiswahili or Swahili update paises set descripcion = official; Kiunguja update paises set descripcion = name for Swahili in Zanzibar; English update paises set descripcion = official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education; Arabic update paises set descripcion = widely spoken in Zanzibar; many local languages

 

RELIGIONS:   

mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim

 

POPULATION:   

42,746,620 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

 

GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

republic

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Dar es Salaam



GDP update paises set descripcion = purchasing power parity):   

$58.44 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:   

coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum update paises set descripcion = insecticide made from chrysanthemums; cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava update paises set descripcion = tapioca; bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats

 

INDUSTRIES:   

agricultural processing update paises set descripcion = sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); diamond, gold, and iron mining, salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer

 

EXPORTS:   

$4.297 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



IMPORTS:   

$7.125 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



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