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Tanzania

Background

Tanzania is a country in east Africa.
Tanzania borders Kenya and Uganda in
the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the
democratic republic of Congo to the
north west, Zambia to the south west,
Malawi and Mozambique to the south and
Indian ocean to the east.

Tanzania was a German…

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inhabitants but in 2014 there is an estimate 4 million. The rise in population has put a strain on
infrastructure. Currently only around 2.5% of the city is covered by roads.
Tanzania has an area of 945,087 square km, (364,960 square miles). It is the 31st largest
country in the…

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(2012) 6.9%
(2011) 6.4%
GDP per capita (PPP) (2013) $1,700
(2012) $1,600
Life expectancy 58 men
60 women
GNI per capita (world bank 2011) $540
GNI per capita (PPP) (1990) 834
(2011) 1,328
Freshwater per capita (2002 CIA world fact book) 144.7 cubic metres
a year
Water withdrawal CIA world…

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(2010) 38%

Government spending (% of GDP) (1990) 17.8%
(2010) 18.2%


Economy

Tanzania is one of the world's poorest economies in terms of per capita income. However, it has
achieved high economic growth rates based on gold production and tourism.

Annual growth rate has averaged 6.7% since 2006, one of…

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Power supplies are erratic and fall short of demand. The find of a major offshore gas field is
promising and could provide investment, income and development for Tanzania.

Tourism

Tourism is an important revenue earner; Tanzania's attractions include Africa's highest mountain,
Kilimanjaro, and wildlife-rich national parks such as the Serengeti.…

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Environmental threats

Tanzania has become a target for poachers, and conservationists have warned that the current rate
at which elephants are being killed for their ivory the entire population could die out by the end of
the decade.

Tanzania has plans to build a huge road network, however people are…

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Internal relations

There is tension between Uganda and Tanzania. They fought a war between 1978 and 1979

Corruption

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