TANZANIA





United Republic of Tanzania

Jamhuri Ya Muungano Wa Tanzania

CAPITAL : Dodoma

FLAG : The flag consists of a black diagonal stripe running from the lower left corner to the upper right corner, flanked by yellow stripes. The diagonal stripes separate two triangular areas: green at the upper left and blue at the lower right.

ANTHEM : The Tanzanian National Anthem is a setting to new words of the widely known hymn Mungu Ibariki Afrika (God Bless Africa).

MONETARY UNIT : The Tanzanian shilling (S H ) of 100 cents is a paper currency. There are coins of 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents and 1, 5, 10, and 20 shillings, and notes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 shillings. S H 1 = $0.000951 (or $1 = S H 1,051) as of May 2003.

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES : The metric system is used.

HOLIDAYS : Zanzibar Revolution Day, 12 January; Chama Cha Mapinduzi Day, 5 February; Union Day, 26 April; International Workers' Day, 1 May; Farmers' Day, 7 July; Independence Day, 9 December; Christmas, 25 December. Movable religious holidays include 'Id al-Fitr, 'Id al-'Adha', Milad an-Nabi, Good Friday, and Easter Monday.

TIME : 3 PM = noon GMT.


FISHING

With over 6% of Tanzania's area consisting of open lake waters, inland fishing, especially on Lake Tanganyika, occupies an important place in the economy. There is also fishing in the Indian Ocean. The total catch was 332,779 tons in 2000, about 84% from inland waters. Nile perch, dagaas, and tilapias are the main species caught.

INSURANCE

All insurance companies were nationalized in 1967. There is one national insurance company, the National Insurance Corporation of Tanzania, that covers life, fire, automobile, marine, and general accident insurance.

DEPENDENCIES

Tanzania has no territories or colonies.

Read about the Culture of Tanzania. More about Tanzania's Culture.

Read about the Geography of Tanzania.

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Bennett, Norman R. A History of the Arab State of Zanzibar . New York: Methuen, 1978.

Clark, W. Edmund. Socialist Development and Public Investment in Tanzania, 1964–73. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1978.

Collier, Paul. Labour and Poverty in Rural Tanzania: Ujamaa and Rural Development in the United Republic of Tanzania. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

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Creighton, Colin, and C. K. Omari, eds. Gender, Family and Household in Tanzania . Brookfield, Vt.: Avebury, 1995.

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Hopkins, Raymond F. Political Roles in a New State: Tanzania's First Decade. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1971.

Hyden, Goran. Beyond Ujamaa in Tanzania: Underdevelopment and an Uncaptured Peasantry. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980.

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Mar 18, 2010 @ 8:08 am
you got one thing wrong however, yes insurance companies were nationalized however they are now privatized its been over 10 years.
Just to name a few
Reliance
Alliance
jubilee
Century
Momentum
phoenix
Golden Cresent
Tanzindia
National Insurance Corporation
Lion
Zanzibar Insurance Corporation

and a few other ones ... just thought you'd like to correct the information
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Feb 15, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
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