25 Poorest Countries In The World

A country, by definition, is a distinct national entity. Also, a country can be defined as a geographical territory which has its own borders. Usually, every country of the world has its own government, laws, police, military, citizens, and many other things that make up said country. According to the United Nations, there are 192 sovereign countries in the world at the moment.

Every country of the world can, just like people, be either rich or poor, but what factor (or factors) can determine whether a certain country is either rich or poor? The short answer is GDP and GDP stands for Gross Domestic Product. What gross domestic product is can be explained by its definition. According to its economic definition, GDP comprised of all goods and services produced in one year by a country and the amount is expressed in USD (United States Dollar). The GDP of every country tells us how well that country performs economically, how many of its inhabitants are employed, and other things which determine if the country is rich or poor. Sadly, there are more poor countries in the world than there are rich ones. Most of the countries that are considered poor are located in Africa. Besides most of the poor countries being in Africa, there are also poor countries in Europe and in Asia. The only continent that doesn’t have a poor country is North America thanks to the developed industries there and high employment rate. We’re not here to focus on that part of the world though, so let’s now take a look at the 25 poorest countries in the world.

#25 – Tanzania

The official name of the country Tanzania is United Republic of Tanzania. Tanzania is a big country located in Eastern Africa and it’s located within the region of Great African Lakes. Tanzania has an area of 947,303  km2 and is the 31st largest country of the world. This country has an estimated 51,820,000 people living in it. The capital city of Somalia is Dodoma while the largest city is Dar es Saalam.

Tanzania makes its way into the 25 poorest countries by having a GDP per inhabitant of $1,313. The poverty level in Tanzania is very high and the big problem for this country is that many of its inhabitants are experiencing extreme levels of hunger and malnutrition. Little progress has been made in finding a solution for this problem. It is estimated that 68% of Tanzanian people live below the poverty line. Another devastating fact about Tanzania is that every year the prevalence of HIV in this country is becoming bigger and bigger.

Written by Omer Eren

Originally from Turkey, Omer has dreams of travel, but his work and social life keeps him grounded. When he’s not browsing through National Geographic and the Discovery Channel online, he’s trying new recipes he’s coming across on the Food Network. Once he finds the time, he plans to make his first trip to Rome because Italian cuisine is his favorite.