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Geography

Capital: Dodoma

Area (land): 885,800 Km2 (Denmark 43.000 Km2)

Population: 55,572,201 (2016)

Population growth each year: 3.1 % (2016)

Ethnic groups:

  • Mainland: African 99 % (of which 95 % are bantu consisting of more than 130 tribes), other 1 % (consisting of Asian, European and Arab)
  • Zanzibar: Arab, African, mixed Arab and African

Languages: Kiswahili and English.

Religion:

  • Mainland: 30 % Christian, 35 % Muslim, 35 % Indigenous beliefs
  • Zanzibar: More than 99 % Muslim

Time: GMT +3 (Denmark is GMT + 1 during winter time and GMT +2 during summer time)

Sources: The World Bank and the CIA World Factbook

Economy

GDP, current USD: USD 47.43 billion (2016)

GDP growth: 7.0 annual % (2016)

GNI per capita, Atlas Method, current USD: USD 900 (2016)

  • Low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas Method, of $1,005 or less in 2016; lower middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $1,006 and $3,955; upper middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $3,956 and $12,235; high-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $12,236 or more.

Inflation, consumer prices: 5.6 annual % (2015)

Danish bilateral aid to Tanzania, current DKK: DKK 365.35 million (2016)  

Danish inter-state trade, Current DDK:  Exported goods from Denmark to Tanzania amounted to DKK 80 million in 2016 whereas imported goods aomuted to DKK 31 milliion in 2016. In terms of services, exports amounted to DKK 210 million in 2015 whereas imports amounted to DKK 385 million in 2015.

Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Rate: 1 DKK is approx. 343 TZS (July 2017)

Sources: The World Bank, CIA World Factbook and Statistics Denmark

Government

Government type: Presidential Republic

President of Tanzania: John Pombe Joseph Magufuli (since 5 November 2015)

Vice President of Tanzania: Samia Suluhu Hassan

Prime Minister: Kassim Majaliwa Majaliwa

Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation: Augustine Mahiga

Minister of Finance and Planning: Philip Isdor Mpango

President of Zanzibar: Ali Mohamed Shein

Sources: The World Bank, CIA World Factbook and Tanzania Government Portal

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