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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

23 Oct 20
Tanzania: Aminex announces completion of Ruvuma farm-out
Aminex has announced the completion of the Ruvuma farm-out. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ndovu Resources, has transferred a 50% interest in, and operatorship of, the Ruvuma PSA to ARA Petroleum Tanzania.
20 Oct 20
Turkey: Valeura Energy announces agreement to sell shallow conventional assets for up to USD18 million
Valeura Energy, an upstream natural gas company with assets in the Thrace Basin of Turkey, has executed a Share Purchase Agreement to sell its producing shallow conventional gas business to TBNG Limited for a cash consideration of US$15.5 million, plus royalty payments of up to an additional US$2.5 million.
12 Oct 20
Tanzania: Aminex receives government approval for Ruvuma farm-out
Aminex has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ndovu Resources, has received approval from the Tanzanian Government for the transfer of a 50% interest in, and operatorship of, the Ruvuma PSA to ARA Petroleum Tanzania ('APT').
04 Sep 20
Wentworth Resources announces interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020
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 2020.
27 Jul 20
Tanzania: Multiconsult wins new hydropower contracts in Tanzania
Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) has selected Multiconsult Norge with Norplan Tanzania and Tanzania Photomap as subcontractors, to provide consultancy services for the Rumakali Hydropower and Transmission Line Project and for Ruhudji Hydropower and Transmission Line Project in Tanzania.

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