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Presentation of Tanzania : Geography

Country's official name :
Tanzania
Capital:
Dodoma
Population of :
Dar Es Salaam (4,364,600) ; Mwanza (706,500) ; Zanzibar (501,500) ; Arusha (416,500) ; Mbeya (385,300) ; Morogoro (305,900) ; Tanga (221,200) ; Kigoma (215,500) ; Dodoma (213,700) ; Songea (203,300)
Area:
947,300 km²
Type of Climate :
Tanzania has a tropical climate and is divided into four main climatic zones. These can be described as: the hot humid coastline; the semi-arid plateau; the high-moist lake regions; and the temperate highland areas. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C, except in the highlands, where they range between 10°C and 20°C during cold and hot seasons. The hottest time of the year runs from November to February whereas the coldest period is between May and August. The weather is hot and humid throughout the year in the Zanzibar Archipelago. Rainfall tends to vary significantly between different parts of the country, nevertheless only about half of the country receives more than 750 millimetres annually. Rainfall can reach well above 2,500 mm in the lake region and drop below 500 mm in parts of the hot and dry Central Plateau.
Local Time:
It is %T:%M %A In Dar es Salaam
Summer Time Period :
None
Official Language:
Kiswahili (Swahili) (de jure), English (de facto)
Other Languages Spoken:
Bantu (Bemba, Safwa, Digo, Hehe, Makonde, Nyamwezi, Yao, and Luguru) and Nilotic languages (Maasai, Datooga, Ngasa, Ogiek, Kisankasa, and Pare). Arabic in Zanzibar.
Business Language(s):
English and Swahili

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