Countries Beginning with T
Tajikistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. With a GDP per capita of 141 euros, Tajikistan is one of the poorest countries in the world. The fact that Tajikistan has no access to the sea makes economic development more difficult. Agriculture is therefore still very important.
- Continent/Region: Central Asia
- Languages: Tajik, Russian
- Capital: Dushanbe
- Currency: Tajikistan Somoni (TJS)
23 million people live in Taiwan. It is a high-tech industrial nation that has developed from a military dictatorship to a model democracy through a friendly transition. The state of Taiwan is actually not called Taiwan at all. The official name is historically the Republic of China. Today’s status quo, which still leads to tensions: The People’s Republic of China claims Taiwan as part of China, the Republic of China insists on its independence.
- Language: Chinese
- Capital: Taipei
- Currency: New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
Tanzania is an East African state that is one of the poorest countries in the world. Tanzania also includes the semi-autonomous Republic of Zanzibar, which consists of several islands. The country exports more than it imports. Gold is one of the main export goods.
- Continent/Region: East Africa
- Language: Sawahili (English)
- Capital: Dar es Salaam (administrative capital), Dodoma (legislative capital)
- Currency: Tanzania Shilling (TZS)
Thailand lies on the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Mountains in the west and north of the country frame the great lowlands of the Chao Praya River, at the mouth of which lies the capital Bangkok. The extensive mountain ranges and beautiful coastlines attract almost 20 million tourists a year to the country. Particularly popular: the islands in the south.
- Continent/Region: Southeast Asia
- Language: Thai
- Capital: Bangkok
- Currency: Baht (THB)
Togo is a former German colony. The country’s economy is agraic, the country imports vehicles and machines, among other things. Apart from the phosphate deposits, Togo is a tropical and rain-dependent agricultural country that is poor in raw materials.
- Continent/Region: West Africa
- Language: French
- Capital: Lome
- Currency: CFA Franc (West) (XOF)
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago is located in the south of the Caribbean. The island nation consists of the larger island of Trinidad, the smaller island of Tobago and six smaller islands off the coast of Venezuela. Along with Jamaica, Trinidad is the economically and industrially most important island in the group of English-speaking Caribbean islands. There are significant oil and gas reserves off the coast.
- Continent/Region: North America
- Language: English
- Capital: Port of Spain
- Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)
Turkey is a democratic republic in the Middle East and Southeast Europe. A possible EU accession of Turkey has been in the political discussion since the establishment of the European Economic Community. Turkey’s accession negotiations with the European Union officially began in October 2005. Turkey is discussing the reintroduction of the death penalty, should this success be announced, the EU announced that it would stop the accession negotiations.
- Continent/Region: West Asia
- Language: Turkish
- Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)
Tunisia is a republic and is one of the Maghreb countries. In 2011 the so-called “Arab Spring” originated here, which then also spread to other countries. In 2014 in Algiers it led to the adoption of a democratic constitution and the strengthening of equality. According to the OECD, Tunisia is one of the emerging countries and is considered to be very competitive. The country maintains close economic ties with Europe.
- Continent/Region: North Africa
- Language: Arabic
- Capital: Tunis
- Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Turkmenistan is located in the south of Central Asia. The middle of the country, which became independent in 1991, is dominated by the sparsely populated and hardly developed Karakum Desert, which takes up over 90% of the country’s area. According to independent estimates, Turkmenistan has the fourth largest gas reserves in the world.
- Continent/Region: Central Asia
- Languages: Russian, Turkmen
- Capital: Ashgabat (Ashkhabad)
- Currency: Turkmenistan Manat (TMT)
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos