Geography in Tanzania

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Geography in Tanzania


The continent: Africa
  
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For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
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 The average;
 
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Area in Tanzania


Surface area

947 300 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 30 in the world of 233 (87,55%); 13 in Africa from 56 (78,57%)

Land area

885 800 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 31 in the world of 230 (86,96%); 14 in Africa from 54 (75,93%)

Territorial waters

61 500 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 11 in the world of 153 (93,46%); 3 in Africa from 40 (95%)

Land use in Tanzania


Land area

885 800 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 31 in the world of 230 (86,96%); 14 in Africa from 54 (75,93%)

Agricultural land

44,76 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 80 in the world of 208 (62,02%); 30 in Africa from 53 (45,28%)
5,55 % (1,11 % annual) ↘
min: 29,35; max: 44,82; max-min: 15,47 (34,51%); mid: 37,09;
7,68 (17,15%)
396 500 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 29 in the world of 209 (86,60%); 13 in Africa from 54 (77,78%)
5,55 % (1,11 % annual) ↘
min: 260 000; max: 397 000; max-min: 137 000 (34,51%); mid: 328 500;
68 000 (17,15%)
0,742 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 62 in the world of 207 (70,53%); 28 in Africa from 52 (48,08%)
10,64 % (2,13 % annual) ↗
min: 0,742; max: 2,58; max-min: 1,84 (71,27%); mid: 1,66;
-0,920 (-124,02%)

Arable land

15,24 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 69 in the world of 206 (66,99%); 17 in Africa from 53 (69,81%)
14,07 % (2,81 % annual) ↘
min: 5,70; max: 15,35; max-min: 9,65 (62,87%); mid: 10,53;
4,71 (30,93%)
135 000 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 22 in the world of 206 (89,81%); 5 in Africa from 53 (92,45%)
14,07 % (2,81 % annual) ↘
min: 53 500; max: 135 000; max-min: 81 500 (60,37%); mid: 94 250;
40 750 (30,19%)
0,252 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 48 in the world of 206 (77,18%); 13 in Africa from 53 (77,36%)
0,649 % (0,130 % annual) ↗
min: 0,248; max: 0,532; max-min: 0,283 (53,30%); mid: 0,390;
-0,138 (-54,46%)

Forest area

52,00 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 44 in the world of 205 (79,02%); 9 in Africa from 53 (84,91%)
4,04 % (0,808 % annual) ↗
min: 52,00; max: 63,13; max-min: 11,13 (17,63%); mid: 57,56;
-5,57 (-10,70%)
460 600 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 17 in the world of 206 (92,23%); 4 in Africa from 54 (94,44%)
4,04 % (0,808 % annual) ↗
min: 460 600; max: 559 200; max-min: 98 600 (17,63%); mid: 509 900;
-49 300 (-10,70%)
0,861 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 50 in the world of 204 (75,98%); 14 in Africa from 52 (75%)
21,87 % (4,37 % annual) ↗
min: 0,861; max: 2,20; max-min: 1,34 (60,78%); mid: 1,53;
-0,668 (-77,50%)

Terrestrial protected areas

32,02 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 27 in the world of 204 (87,25%); 6 in Africa from 53 (90,57%)
3,33 % (0,666 % annual) ↘
min: 27,01; max: 32,02; max-min: 5,01 (15,65%); mid: 29,52;
2,51 (7,82%)
285 993 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 11 in the world of 202 (95,05%); 2 in Africa from 51 (98,04%)
0,0000604 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 144 in the world of 202 (29,21%); 31 in Africa from 51 (41,18%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Tanzania


Length of land borders

4 161 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 49 in the world of 166 (71,08%); 21 in Africa from 49 (59,18%)

Number of Neighbors

8 [?] (2015)
(descending): 6 in the world of 164 (96,95%); 2 in Africa from 49 (97,96%)

Coastline

1 424 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 71 in the world of 191 (63,35%); 11 in Africa from 40 (75%)

Elevation in Tanzania


mean elevation

1 018 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 31 in the world of 163 (81,60%); 9 in Africa from 48 (83,33%)

highest point

5 895 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 17 in the world of 232 (93,10%); 1 in Africa from 56 (100%)

Main parameters in Tanzania


Population

53 470 420 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 26 in the world of 233 (89,27%); 6 in Africa from 56 (91,07%)
14,63 % (2,93 % annual) ↘
min: 10 074 490; max: 53 470 420; max-min: 43 395 930 (81,16%); mid: 31 772 455;
21 697 965 (40,58%)

Surface area

947 300 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 30 in the world of 233 (87,55%); 13 in Africa from 56 (78,57%)

Population density

60,36 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 149 in the world of 230 (35,65%); 28 in Africa from 54 (50%)
14,63 % (2,93 % annual) ↘
min: 11,71; max: 60,36; max-min: 48,65 (80,60%); mid: 36,04;
24,33 (40,30%)

Population growth rate

3,13 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 13 in the world of 216 (94,44%); 9 in Africa from 54 (85,19%)
1,42 % (0,284 % annual) ↗
min: 2,47; max: 3,35; max-min: 0,876 (26,13%); mid: 2,91;
0,217 (6,95%)

Surface area

1,77 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 149 in the world of 233 (36,48%); 27 in Africa from 56 (53,57%)
17,14 % (3,43 % annual) ↗
min: 1,77; max: 9,41; max-min: 7,64 (81,18%); mid: 5,59;
-3,82 (-215,68%)