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Country profile: Tanzania

Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique
Climate: varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands
Terrain: plains along coast; central plateau; highlands in north, south
Size: 945087 sq. km total (Land area: 886037 sq. km  Water area: 59050 sq.km)
Population: 40,213,162
Languages: Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages
Government: republic
Capital city: Dar es Salaam
Legal system: based on English common law; judicial review of legislative acts limited to matters of interpretation; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS)
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The Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), which evolved into the Southern African Development Community (SADC) , has been in existence since 1980. The original nine member-countries were Angola , Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. South Africa joined SADC in 1994 followed by Mauritius (1995), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, 1997). In 2005, SADC granted Madagascar membership. In addition to belonging to SADC, Angola, DRC, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe are members of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities.

Energy production and consumption


Oil Gas
Production:    
Consumption: 25,000 bbl/day (2005 est.)  
Exports:    
Imports: 24,800 bbl/day (2005 est.)  
Reserves:    
Major fields:



Tanzania - recent news

29 Feb 24
Tanzania: Aminex provides Ruvuma seismic update
Aminex, has announced that the interpretation of the recently acquired 338 km2 3D seismic dataset over the Ruvuma PSA has improved the in-place volumetrics for the Ntorya gas discovery and revealed a significantly higher resource potential in the wider licence area than previously identified on the existing sparse 2D database.
10 Jan 24
Tanzania: Aminex announces signing of Ruvuma gas sales agreement
Aminex, has announced that a gas sales agreement ('GSA') for the sale of gas from the Ntorya location was signed today by the Company's subsidiary, Ndovu Resources, together with the operator, ARA Petroleum Tanzania ('APT') and the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation ('TPDC').
06 Dec 23
Tanzania: Mbelele-2 results provide further evidence for North Rukwa as a new Helium Province
Noble Helium has successfully completed wireline logging and sampling at the Mbelele-2 well, at the Company’s 100% owned North Rukwa Helium Project in Tanzania. The Company's maiden drilling program has been an incredible success, both operationally and in confirming the potential for a significant helium resource at Mbelele.
02 Oct 23
Tanzania: Scirocco Energy provides Ruvuma transaction update
Scirocco Energy has announced that the divestment of its 25% interest in the Ruvuma asset has been approved by the Tanzanian Minister of Energy.
26 Sep 23
Tanzania: Wentworth Resources announces interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2023
AIM-listed Wentworth Resources, the independent, Tanzania-focused natural gas production company, has announced its interim financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2023. The first half of 2023 saw continued strong production, further highlighting the quality of the Mnazi Bay asset.

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