Population Estimate: 59,091,392
Area: 947,300 square kilometers
Borders: Kenya and Uganda (north), Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo(west)and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique (south), and Indian Ocean east).
Independence Day: December 9, 1961
President: John Pombe Magufuli
Major Religion: Christianity
Other Common Religions: Islam, Folk religion
Currency: Tanzanian Shillings (TZS)
Key Challenges: Poverty, Inequality, Natural Resources Management, Trafficking in Persons, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Illicit Drugs,International Disputes.
Interesting Fact: Nearly 30 percent of Tanzania is comprised of National Parks