Fact 1: Tanzania is the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.
The name Tanzania was created after the union of two countries Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Where by “Tan” is Tanganyika and “Zan” is Zanzibar together with the suffix, “ia” all together form Tanzania.
Fact 2: Tanganyika Became Independent on December 9, 1961
Fact 3: The First President of Tanzania was Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999)
Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999) or Mwalimu Nyerere was the first president in Tanzania since 1964 to 1985. Mwl Nyerere was born on March 1922 at Butiama and died on October 14, 1999, London, England. He know as “the father of a nation” since he was the first prime minister of independent Tanganyika (1961), who later became the first president of the new state of Tanzania.
Fact 4: The Population of Tanzania in 2020 is 60,000,000+
According to Worldometer the current population of the United Republic of Tanzania is 60,101,079. This data is as of Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
Fact 5: Education System in operates on the 7-4-2-3 system
The Tanzanian educational system operates on the system of 7-4-2-3. This means that, 7 years of primary school, then 4 years of secondary school (Ordinary Level) followed by 2 years of Advanced Level leading to 2 years of university degree. While the national language in Tanzania is Swahili, English is taught, along with Swahili, Math and Science, in Primary Schools.
Fact 6: Life Expectancy is 65.46 years
The current life expectancy for Tanzania in 2020 is 65.46 years, a 0.48% increase from 2019.
Fact 7: Swahili is the Official Language
Swahili is an official language of Tanzania. The Swahili language, is basically of Bantu (African) origin. Swahili is the most widely spoken language in sub-Saharan Africa, and acts as the common tongue for most East Africans
Fact 8: Number of National Parks is 16
Tanzania has 16 National Parks an all 16 national parks together comprise an area of more than 42,000 square kilometers. They are administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). Parks like Arusha and Serengeti are well known, partly due to films about African wildlife.
Fact 9: The Tallest Mountain in Africa is in Kilimanjaro Region
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones, Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. Mawenzi and Shira are extinct but Kibo, the highest peak, is dormant and could erupt again.
Fact 10: The Size of a Country is 947,303 Square Kilometers
At 947,303 square kilometers (365,756 sq mi), Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa and the 31st largest in the world, ranked between the larger Egypt and smaller Nigeria.
Fact 11: Popular Foods is Wali and Ugali
Some typical mainland Tanzanian foods include wali (rice), ugali (maize porridge), nyama choma (grilled meat), mshikaki (marinated beef), samaki (fish), pilau (rice mixed with a variety of spices), biriyani, and ndizi-nyama (plantains with meat).
Fact 12: Has Largest Number of Lions in Africa
According to Allafrica, report says Tanzania Has Largest Number of Lions in Africa. The country has the largest number of lions compared to other African countries.