10 Interesting facts about Tanzania

For anyone interested in visiting or curious for learning more about Tanzania, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. There are about 45 million people that live in Tanzania, located in Eastern Africa with borders of Kenya to the northeast, the Indian ocean on the eastern coast, Mozambique in the southeast, Malawi in the south, Zambia in the southwest, the Congo or DRC in the west, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda in the northwest.
  • 2. The name Tanzania comes from Tanganyika and Zanzibar, respectively meaning “sail in wilderness” and “fair is this island”.
  • 3. The official language is Swahili, English is also used.
  • 4. The capital is in Dodoma while the largest city is Dar es Salaam with 4.4 million people, followed by Mwanza, Arusha, Dodoma, Mbeya, Morogoro, Tanga, Kahama, Tabora, and Zanzibar City.
  • 5. Tanzania has three large lakes that surround it, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Nyasa, and Lake Victoria.  Lake Tanganuyika is the world’s second deepest lake.
  • 6. Tanzania is home to what is believed to be the earliest human remains at 2 million years old, from the Olduvai Gorge.
  • 8. Is home to the largest crab in the world, the Coconut Crab.  Found on the Chumbe Island of Zanzibar.
  • 9. The currency used is the Tanzanian Shilling, TZS.  The economy includes tourism, mining, banking, and agriculture, such as coffee, cotton, sisal, and tea.
  • 10. Is home for much of the Serengeti, famous for the wildebeest migrations up into Kenya and back.

Have your own networks with others in Tanzania

If you regularly share content or work with people in Tanzania, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, while no Swahili, you can use in English and others as appropriate.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views from respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, polls, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites, and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability create as many networks as you’d like, use the applications, and initial storage for your photos, office files, audio and video files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Tanzania, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples, and relevant blog articles.

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