Tanzania

Tanzania is a diverse country in East Africa situated barely south of the equator. The country is located north of neighboring Mozambique and south of Kenya, also lining the Indian Ocean eastward. The nation is uniquely boarded by six other African countries and shorelines three of the Great Lakes: Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Malawi. 

Another nod to Tanzania’s distinctive characteristics is they have two capital cities, Dodoma and Dar es Salaam. Dodoma is home to over 2 million people. The city of Dar es Salaam, is Tanzania’s major commercial port with 4.4 million people, making it the largest city in the country. 

The official languages of Tanzania are Swahili and English. However, the tribes scatted across the country have their regional dialects, totally the languages spoken in Tanzania to 126. 

Though the majority of Tanzania, 61.4%, claim Christianity, the percentage umbrellas various folk and ancestral beliefs. 35.2% of the country is Muslim, including the island of Zanzibar is almost entirely Muslim. Several tribes and villages mix their family religions, Christianity or Islam, with ancestral witchcraft. The country is in desperate need of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. 

The estimated population of Tanzania is 59.7 million people, equivalent to 0.77% of the world’s population. Tanzania has the largest population in East Africa and the lowest population density; almost a third of the population is urban. Tanzania’s youthful population – about two-thirds of the population is under 25.