Tanzania is a land of boundless and fascinating diversity. Being half the size of Western Europe, it has more surface water than any other African country, and it also has the highest and the lowest points of the continent: Mount Kilimanjaro – “The Root of Africa” – at 5.896 metres above sea level and the bottom of Lake Tanganyika at 358 metres below sea level. 25% of the country is made up with National Parks, with the world largest game reserve (Selous) and the greatest concentration of wildlife to be found anywhere.
Capital City: Dar es Salaam
Total Area: 943,000 sq km
Population: 33 million people (2005)
Languages : English and Swahili
Religions: Christians 40% to 45%, Moslems 35% to 40%, traditional beliefs are also important.
Currency: Tanzania Shillings (Tsh)