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Geography of Tanzania

The Tanzania geography is full of pleasant surprises. Tanzania geography includes the tropical beach region as well as the more temperate highlands in the central part of the country.

The geography of Tanzania possesses unique topographical characteristics. The multitude of lakes, nature reserves and mountains add to the wonder of the country. The central region of Tanzania is a large plateau. Arable land suitable for irrigation and crop cultivation purpose are situated to the north of the country. The many National Parks of Tanzania and grasslands are located in the south. The eastern part of the country has a predominantly tropical climate. The climate is hot and humid. The administrative center of Dar-Es-Salaam is situated in this area. The Zanzibar Island is also situated in this climatic zone.

The geography in Tanzania north-east is mountainous. The area also exhibits active volcanic activity. The notable mountains in this area include famous mountains like Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. The natural stunning beauty of the mountains draws a large number of tourists from all over the world. The total land area of the country is 945,087 square kilometers. The land area is 886.037 square kilometers. Tanzania has a 1,424 square kilometer long coastline.

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