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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

22 Apr 21
Wentworth Resources announces Final Results for the year ended 31 December 2020
AIM-listed Wentworth, the independent, Tanzania-focused natural gas producer has announced its audited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2020 along with its proposed final dividend declaration for the full year 2020.
10 Mar 21
Tanzania: Aminex provides Ruvuma operations update
Aminex has provided an operational update on activities in the Ruvuma PSA, onshore Tanzania. The JV partners are planning the acquisition of a high-resolution3D seismic survey ahead of the Chikumbi-1 well in early 2022, with first anticipated to occur in September 2024.
02 Feb 21
Tanzania: Wentworth Resources announces operational update and reserves update
AIM-listed Wentworth Resources, the independent, Tanzania-focused natural gas production company, has announced an operational update and results of the year-end Competent Persons Report for 2020.
29 Jan 21
Tanzania: Equinor announces impairment at Tanzania LNG project
Equinor has decided to write down the book value of its Tanzania LNG project (TLNG) on the company’s balance sheet by 982million USD. While progress has been made in recent years on the commercial framework for TLNG, overall project economics have not yet improved sufficiently to justify keeping it on the balance sheet.
09 Dec 20
Tanzania: Wentworth Resources provides operational update
AIM-listed Wentworth Resources, the independent, Tanzania-focused natural gas production company, has announced an operational update.

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