BC: The reason i chose Tanzania is because my family sponsors a little boy Dickson who lives there. We get to send letter and gifts and he writes back so i though it would be really interesting to learn more about his country. | Websites www.tanzania.go.tz.com www.wikapedia.org www.bbc.co.uk.com www.everyculture.com
FC: Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania)
1: Population | The population in Tanzania is 47,656,000 people which makes it Africa's 6th most populated country. | Top 5- -Nigeria -Ethiopia -Egypt -Democratic Republic of the Congo -South Africa
2: People | Official Language: Swahili or English Religion: Christian, Muslim, and indigenous religions Sports: Football, Basketball, Track and field, Rugby Food: Coconut milk,rice,bread, porridge,beef,fish,spinach,okra,tea,coffee National Anthem: God Bless Africa | Official Language:
4: Geography | Tanzania is the worlds 31st largest country | In the north east region it is very mountainous, this is where Mount Kilimanjaro is located. To the north and west are where the great lakes are, Lake Victoria( largest lake in Africa), Lake Tanganyika (deepest lake in Africa). In central Tanzania is where large plateaus and vast plains are located. There are many large wildlife parks which attract tourist. The climate in Tanzania is Tropical Climate.
6: Government | Jakaya Kikwete is the 4th and current president of Tanzania and has been since December 2005. The countries full independence came in December 1961 when Julius Nyerere became president. Leaders are elected by popular vote to serve 5 years and can not be in for more then 2 terms.
7: President Jakaya Kikwete
8: Current Issues/Problems | One problem in Tanzania is child labor, there are millions of children working usually girls who are forced to be domestic servants. There is also trafficking of children into commercial sexual exploitation, which is illegal. As far as health of the people Malaria and Aids are both huge problems. The average life span is 50, while many children between 5-16 die from these things.
9: These are little children who have AIDS or HIV