The Lord's Move to Africa


The Lord’s Testimony

Updated October 26, 2021

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Country Profile

Location: East Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique 
Geographical Size: land: 885,800 sq km, water: 61,500 sq km Climate: varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands Population: 55,451,343 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.74% (2018 est.) 
Languages: Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages 
Religion: Christian 61.4%, Muslim 35.2%, folk religion 1.8%, other 0.2%, unaffiliated 1.4% (2010 est.) 
Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Dar es Salaam (administrative capital), Dodoma (legislative capital) 
Economy: The economy depends on agriculture, coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava (manioc, tapioca), bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep and goats and employs about 65% of the work force. Gold production has increased in recent years to about 35% of exports. Industries include: agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); mining (diamonds, gold, and iron), salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products and fertilizer GDP (Purchase power parity): $162.5 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 127,094 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 39,953,860 (2017 est.), Internet users 6,822,754 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA