Quick Facts

  • Officially the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Independence: 1961 (from UK)
  • Divided into 26 regions
  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Population: 51,045,882
  • Economy: based on agriculture
  • Climate: tropical
  • Major religions: Islam and Christianity
  • Literacy rate: 70.6%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • A federal presidential constitutional republic
  • President John Magufuli (since 2015)
  • Prime Minister Majolica Kassim Majaliwa (since 2015)

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 398/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 42.43/1,000
  • Life expectancy: 61.71 years
  • Health expenditures: 7.3% GDP
  • Physicians density: 0.03/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 0.7/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 5.34%
  • Infectious disease risk: very high
  • Infectious diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever, leptospirosis, schistosomiasis, rabies
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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