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    Tanzania Geography - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Total area: 945,090 km2
      land area: 886,040 km2; includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar

      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 claims: Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: boundary dispute with Malawi in Lake Nyasa; Tanzania-Zaire-Zambia tripoint in Lake Tanganyika may no longer be indefinite since it is reported that the indefinite section of the Zaire-Zambia boundary has been settled

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

      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 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tanzania Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tanzania Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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