Facts about Tanzania

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Eastern Africa (6 00 S, 35 00 E), bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique.

Bordering countries: Burundi (451Km), Democratic Republic of Congo (459Km), Uganda (396Km), Kenya (769Km), Malawi (475Km), Mozambique (756Km), Rwanda (217Km), and Zambia (338Km).

Area Total: 947,300 sq km. Slightly larger than twice the size of California
Major Cities DAR ES SALAAM (capital) 3.207 million (2009)
Population 42,746,620 (July 2011 est.). 4.16 children born/woman. 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

Living with HIV/AIDS 1.4 million (2009 est.),
Deaths 86,000 (2009 est.)

Infant Mortality

Total: 66.93 deaths/1,000 live births

Fertility Rate 4.16 children born/woman
Infectious Diseases

Degree of risk: Very High

Food/Waterborne: Bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever

Vectorborne: Malaria and Plague

Water contact: Schistosomiasis

Animal contact: rabies

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