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Tanzania

GENERAL INFORMATION-TANZANIA

Capital

Dodoma
Largest city : Dar es Salaam

Neighboring Countries

Kenya and Uganda to the north

Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south.

The country's eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean.

Climate

Tanzania has a tropical type of climate. In the highlands, temperatures range between 100c and 200c.during cold and hot seasons respectively. The rest of the country has temperatures never falling lower than 200c. The hottest period spreads between November and February (250c - 310c) while the coldest period occurs between May and August (150c - 200c).

Two rainfall regimes exist over Tanzania. One is unimodal (December - April) and the other is bimodal (October -December and March - May). The former is experienced in southern, south-west, central and western parts of the country, and the later is found to the north and northern coast.

In the bimodal regime the March - May rains are referred to as the long rains or Masika, whereas the October - December rains are generally known as short rains or Vuli

Time Difference with India

Tanzania is 2.3 hours behind India

Currency of Tanzania

Tanzanian shilling (TZS)

Languages Spoken

Kiswahili is the national language of The United Republic of Tanzania.

It is important to remember that all the support staff speak working English. Any domestic help you may employ will probably speak little or no English. Kiswahili is not a difficult language to learn, and any effort made to speak the language is appreciated and encouraged by the Tanzanians.

Education

Tanzania has different schools that offers different syllabus:

 

Some names are as following :

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

The Indian School, Dar es Salaam,( http://www.isdtz.org/) International Schools

Isamilo International School Mwanza,

International School Moshi, Arusha

Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School, Dar es Salaam

International School of Tanganyika

Haven of Peace Academy 

Food

Almost all types of food stuff, spices, fresh fruits and vegetables are available in the market places. Most employees shop in both local markets and supermarkets.

 

Dar es Salaam is beginning to enjoy more quality restaurants. Chinese, French, Indian, Pakistani, Continental, Malaysian, Thai and Italian food is easily available and the city has also seen a growth in the number of fast food joints. Swahili delicacies are also worth trying at Swahili joints to get a feel of the local culture.

 

Some famous Indian restaurant are: Little India, Aclove, Hurry Curry

Indians in Tanzania

There are currently over 90,000 people of Indian origin in Tanzania (Dar es salaam and Zanzibar). Many of them are traders and they control a sizeable portion of the Tanzanian economy.

 

Indians have a long history in Tanzania starting with the arrival of Gujarati traders. Most are Hindus and with some Muslims, often with their own businesses and places of worship.

 

Temples , Gurudwara and Mosques can be found all over the country.

Safety & Security

Like most cities, Dar es Salaam has its share of petty thefts. However it is not without reasons, Dar es salaam is regarded as one of the safest cities in Africa.

 

While most crime is non-violent and most employees see Dar as a safe place to live and work, it is only common sense to take reasonable precautions. These would include locking up valuables at home, avoiding ostentatious display of jewellery or wandering alone on deserted roads at night.

 


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