Population estimate: 53,950,935
Area: 947,300 square kilometers
Borders: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia
Independence day: 9th December 1961
President: John Magufuli
Major religion: Christianity
Other common religions: Islam, folk religion
Currency: Tanzanian shillings (TZS)
Main issues affecting country: trafficking in persons, refugees and internally displaced persons, illicit drugs, international disputes.
Interesting fact: Tanzania has the largest population in East Africa.