Tanzania – Country Profile
Tanzania is in East Africa on the Indian Ocean. To the north are Uganda and Kenya; to the west, Burundi, Rwanda, and Congo; and to the south, Mozambique, Zambia, and Malawi. Tanzania contains three of Africa’s best-known lakes like lake Victoria in the north, lake Tanganyika in the west, and lake Nyasa in the south.
The official capital of Tanzania is Dodoma, which is located 309 km west of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam is the country’s commercial capital and is also the major seaport for the county’s serving its landlocked neighbors. Other big urban centres include Arusha, Moshi, Tanga, Mwanza, Morogoro, Mbeya, Iringa, Tabora, Kigoma, Shinyanga and Zanzibar.
The principal port of Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam handles 95% of the neighboring countries international import and export .
In past 10 years the country has experienced rapid industrial expansion with a lot of foreign direct investment in a diversity of sectors including mineral, tourism, manufacturing tertiary etc.