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United Republic of Tanzania is located
in Eastern Africa.
Formed out of the union of two sovereign
states namely Tanganyika and Zanzibar.
Tanzania is the biggest (land area)
of the East Africa countries It has a spectacular landscape of mainly
three physiographic regions namely the Islands and the coastal plains
to the east; the highlands and the inland saucer-shaped plateau.
The Great Rift Valley that runs from north east of Africa through
central Tanzania is another landmark that adds to the scenic view
of the country
has a tropical 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. To the north rain falls in December - April in southern,
south-west, central and western parts of the country 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.