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    Tanzania Geography - 1989

      Total area: 945,090 km2
      land area: 886,040 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than twice the size of California

      Land boundaries: 3,402 km total
      Burundi 451 km, Kenya 769 km, Malawi 475 km, Mozambique 756 km, Rwanda 217 km, Uganda 396 km, Zambia 338 km

      Coastline: 1,424 km

      Maritime claim: @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: maritime boundary dispute with Malawi in Lake Nyasa; Tanzania-Zaire-Zambia tripoint in Lake Tanganyika is indefinite pending settlement of the Zaire-Zambia boundary

      Climate: varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands

      Terrain: plains along coast; central plateau; highlands in north, south

      Natural resources: hydropower potential, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel

      Land use: 5% arable land; 1% permanent crops; 40% meadows and pastures; 47% forest and woodland; 7% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: lack of water and tsetse fly limit agriculture; recent droughts affected marginal agriculture; Kilimanjaro is highest point in Africa

      NOTE: The information regarding Tanzania on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tanzania Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tanzania Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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