Dar es Salaam

The City of Dar es Salaam, formerly Mzizima, is Tanzania's largest and richest city, serving as a regionally important economic centre. The city is located within the Dar es Salaam Region, an administrative province within Tanzania, and consists of three local government areas or administrative districts: northern Kinondoni, central Ilala, and southern Temeke. The Dar es Salaam Region had a population of 5,364,541 as of the official 2012 census. Though Dar es Salaam lost its official status as capital city to Dodoma in 1974, it remains the locus of the permanent central government bureaucracy, continuing to serve as the capital of the surrounding eponymous region.

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