Facts & Figures

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Population: 47.7 million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: Dodoma (official); Dar es Salaam (commercial)

Area: 945,087 sq km (364,900 sq miles)

Main languages: English, Swahili (official languages)

Main religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 59 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy Rate: Adult [15+] 73%, Youth [15-24] 77% (UNESCO, 2010)

Urban Population (% of total): 27.2% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 23.7 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 68 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 16.2% of children below 5 years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 3 million (UNICEF, 2009)