Ten fun facts about Tanzania


Fact 1
The highest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro is situated in Tanzania.

Fact 2
Time is counted very differently in this country. The work day starts at 6 am and is called the 1st hour of the day. So, when someone says that mass starts at 10 (the 10th hour) it’s actually at 4 pm.

Fact 3
There is strong evidence that Tanzania is the cradle of human life on the planet. The legendary Homo Habilis which existed 2 million years ago was recovered in the Olduvai Gorge.


Fact 4
Three of the world’s most magnificent lakes surround Tanzania- Lake Nyasa, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria.

Fact 5
Tanzania was originally part of the combined nation of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. In 1964, these were separated into Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Fact 6
Over 100 tribal groups exist in Tanzania and most live in very remote areas of the country.

Fact 7
The world’s only tree-climbing lions live in the Lake Manyara National Park here.

Fact 8
The world’s largest crab, Chumbe Island (which is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania)’s Coconut Crab is found here.

Fact 9
The world’s largest complete crater, the now-extinct Ngorongoro Crater is in Tanzania.

Fact 10
Western Tanzania’s Lake Tanganyika is the second deepest lake in the world.


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Short about Tanzania
Is an East African country officially known as the United Republic of Tanzania.


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44,928,923

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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