Tanzania is a country on the East cost of Africa bordering the Indian Ocean.
Gained independence from the UK in 1964
On independence Tanganyika & Zanzibar merged to become Tanzania
The currency is the Tanzanian shilling
It has a population of approximately 56 million people
Life expectancy is around 62 years compared to the UK where we live until 81.5 years
72% of women and 82% of men are literate
It has two official languages - Kiswahili (Swahili) and English
Tanzania covers an area of over 947,000 sq km - whereas the UK covers just 243,500 sq km!
There are just 0.03 Dr's per 1000 people - the UK has 2.71
There are just 13 psychiatrists to care for the entire population
Largest city in Tanzania
Translates to Haven of Peace.
Population of around 5.1 million - that's a lot of health care needs!
Largest city in East Africa
People living in the city and Zanzibar have the highest level of education compared to the rest of the country
Roald Dahl lived in Dar es Salaam for 5 years - 1934 to 1939