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Culture of Tanzania

People in Tanzania speak the Swahili, and English languages. The linguistic diversity of Tanzania is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Tanzania is 0.8983. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 26.7% of Tanzania's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Tanzania.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Tanzania is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Tanzania is considered to be 4.2. According to data on inbound tourists in Tanzania, 1,063,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Tanzania is called 'Mungu ibariki Afrika', which in English means 'God Bless Africa'. It was adopted in 1961. The music has been composed by Enoch Sontonga.

Fast food

Around 5% of the population of Tanzania are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Tanzania consume 2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 11% beer, 0.2% wine, 1.8% distilled spirits, 87% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Tanzania is ugali.