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Dodoma, population 324,347 (2002 census), is the national capital of Tanzania and also the capital of that country's Dodoma Region. 157,469 people or 48.5 percent of the total population are male while 166,878 people, or 51.5 per cent are female. The estimated total number of households is 74,914 with an average household size of 4.3 people. Dodoma is located at 6°15' South, 35°45' East (-6.25, 35.75). [1] 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dodoma is one of the regions of Tanzania. ...


The town is 486 kilometres west of the former capital at Dar es Salaam and 441 kilometres south of Arusha, the headquarter of the East African Community. It covers an area of 2,669 square kilometres of which 625 square kilometres is urbanised. In 1973, plans were made to move the capital to Dodoma. Tanzania's National Assembly moved there in February 1996, but many government offices remain in the original national capital, Dar-es-Salaam. Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ... Map of the Arusha Region Arusha is a city and region in northern Tanzania. ... The three states that make up the East African Community The East African Community (EAC) is a trading bloc in East Africa, consisting of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. ... The National Assembly is the name of either a legislature, or the lower house of a bicameral legislature in some countries. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... City nickname: Dar Location of Dar es Salaam Mayor Kleist Sykes Area   â€“Land   â€“Water [[]] N/A km² N/A km² Population   â€“Total (2005)   â€“Density Metropolitan area 2,500,000 (2003) Latitude Longitude Official website: [] Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (population 2,500,000 estimated 2003), economic...


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Dodoma travel guide (197 words)
Dodoma is in theory the capital of Tanzania.
Dodoma cannot be reached by regular air flights and it is only now getting a university.
To move the capital to Dodoma was decided already during the times of Nyerere in the 1970s, as Dar es Salaam was considered too peripheral geographically.
Dodoma - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Dodoma (242 words)
Dar es Salaam remains the administrative capital, pending the transfer of government functions to Dodoma, a move intended to be completed by 2005.
Dodoma is a centre of communications, linked by rail with Dar es Salaam, and Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika, and by road with Kenya to the north and Zambia and Malawi to the south.
Dodoma is a marketplace for locally-grown coffee and peanuts, but has a limited industrial base, which includes the manufacture of bricks.
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