15th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa
13-16 September 2022
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

COUNTRY Information



 The United Republic of Tanzania covers an area of 945,087 km² (of which 6.2% is water).

According to World Bank estimates, Tanzania has a population of 59 million.

 Capital: Its capital is Dodoma, located in the interior, but the main economic hub is the former capital Dar es Salaam, located on the coast
 Languages: The official languages are Swahili and English, but Arabic is also spoken, especially on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba          
Time zone:  GMT (UCT+3 hours)
 Internet TLD:  .tz
 Calling code:  +255


Climate varies greatly within Tanzania. In the highlands, temperatures range between 10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F) during cold and hot seasons respectively. The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 20 °C (68 °F). The hottest period extends between November and February (25–31 °C or 77.0–87.8 °F) while the coldest period occurs between May and August (15–20 °C or 59–68 °F). Annual temperature is 20 °C (68.0 °F). The climate is cool in high mountainous regions.

Tanzania has two major rainfall periods: one is uni-modal (October–April) and the other is bi-modal (October–December and March–May). The former is experienced in southern, central, and western parts of the country, and the latter is found in the north from Lake Victoria extending east to the coast. The bi-modal rainfall is caused by the seasonal migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone.

Currency and Exchange

The shilingi (Swahili; English: shilling; sign TSh; code :  TZS) is the currency of Tanzania.

It is subdivided into 100 senti (cents in English). 

1 EUR = 2526 TZS

Tipto convert Tanzanian shilling into euros, remember that 100 000 TZS = more or less 40 €.

To check the exchange rate of other currencies please go to the website http://www.xe.com/

Immunisation and Health

The Tanzanian health authorities do not have any mandatory vaccinations for travelers from Europe. Tourists and business travelers are therefore not required to have any vaccinations.

The only constraint imposed on travelers wishing to visit Tanzania concerns yellow fever. Indeed, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers coming from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission, even if the origin is a transit of more than 12 hours in the airport.

Recommended vaccinations:

Hepatitis A and B, rabies, meningococcal meningitis, typhoid

Mobile phone services

Many mobile operators are offering prepaid SIM cards including calls, SMS and mobile internet connection.  Different packages are available. Prepaid cards are sold by authorized distributors, and are also available in shopping centres.


Ambulance - 111
Police - 111