Average income per person: US $150 per year (1994)
Ethnicity/race: native African 99% (includes 95% Bantu, consisting of well over 100 ethnic groups); Asian, European, and Arab 1%.
Religion: mainland: Christian, Islam, indigenous; Zanzibar: more than 99% Islam
Education: Adult literacy rate 68%; Schools 4,891; University 1
Literacy rate: 78% (2003 est.)
Capital: Commercial capital and largest city is Dar es Salaam, (pop. 2,489,800). The administrative and official capital is Dodoma, (pop. 164,500).
Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS)
Economy: With 36% of the population below the poverty line (2002 est.)Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world.
Zanzibar Revolution- January 12
Karume Day- April 7
Union Day (Tanganyika and Zanzibar)- 26 April (1964)
May Day/Labour Day (East Africa)- May 1
Nane Nane- August 8
Nyerere Day-October 14
Independence Day- December 9