Interesting facts about Tanzania

The Tanzania region in East Africa is quite large by the African standards of the state. The climate here is very severe, and the country itself is rather poor, but it has an invaluable cultural and historical heritage.

Tanzania is a hot African country, but about six percent of its territory is a water surface.

The name “Tanzania” came from the names of the two countries united in this state – Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

The official languages ​​in Tanzania are two – English and Swahili, but almost nobody knows English.

The largest lakes in Africa – Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa – are located on the territory of Tanzania.

Almost one third of the country’s territory is occupied by reserves.

In the north of the country there are two clearly marked rainy seasons, and in the south there is only one.

The population of Tanzania is about fifty million people, as in neighboring Uganda.

Only about two and a half percent of the country’s population is over sixty-five years old.

The most popular sports in Tanzania are football, volleyball, boxing.

A general seven-year education in Tanzania is compulsory, but in practice only slightly more than half of the children attend school.

On the territory of Tanzania live about one hundred and twenty different peoples.

The average age in Tanzania is less than eighteen years. For comparison, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the average age is about sixteen years.

Famous Freddie Mercury, Queen’s vocalist, was born in the territory of modern Tanzania.

Tanzanian Lake Tanganyika is the second largest lake in terms of volume and volume in the world.

Also here is the largest in the world crater – Ngorongoro, an area of ​​264 square kilometers, which is much larger than the area of ​​many small states.

In Tanzania, approximately six to seven times more albino people are born than anywhere else in the world.

In 1962, in Tanzania, an inexplicable epidemic of laughter occurred, covering about a thousand people and finally ended only after a year and a half.

Tsetse flies, representing a danger to life and health, on the island of Zanzibar were completely exterminated.

Movement on Tanzanian roads is left-sided.

The national currency of the country is Tanzanian shilling.

The export of national currency to the country is prohibited, as well as its importation back.

In Tanzania, there are two capitals, legislative and administrative.

Tanzanian Lake Natron has so much alkaline water at a temperature of about sixty degrees, which kills all life.