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Encyclopedia > Dodoma Region

Dodoma is one of the regions of Tanzania. The region covers an area of 41,310 km² and has approximately 1,7 million inhabitants (census of august 2002). The region is the 12th region of Tanzania in area and covers about 5% of the mainland of the country (not counting the islands). The capital of the region is the city of Dodoma. Tanzania is divided into 25 regions (capitals in parentheses): Arusha (Arusha) Dar es Salaam (Dar es Salaam) Dodoma (Dodoma) Iringa (Iringa) Kagera (Bukoba) Kigoma (Kigoma) Kilimanjaro (Moshi) Lindi (Lindi) Mara (Musoma) Mbeya (Mbeya) Morogoro (Morogoro) Mtwara (Mtwara) Mwanza (Mwanza) Pemba North (Wete) Pemba South (Mkoani) Pwani (Kibaha) Rukwa (Sumbawanga) Ruvuma... Dodoma, population 324,347 (2002 census), is the official capital of Tanzania and also the capital of the Dodomo region. ...


The region produces beans, seeds, grain, peanuts, coffee, tea, and tobacco. Cattle are also raised and marketed. Green beans Bean is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) used for food or feed. ... Cereal crops are mostly grasses cultivated for their edible seeds (actually a fruit called a grain, technically a caryopsis). ... Binomial name Arachis hypogaea L. The Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is a species in the pea family Fabaceae native to South America. ... Coffee beans and a cup of coffee Coffee as a drink, usually served hot, is prepared from the roasted seeds (beans) of the coffee plant. ... A cup of tea A tea bush. ... Species N. glauca N. longiflora N. rustica N. sylvestris N. tabacum Ref: ITIS 30562 as of 2002-08-28 Tobacco () is a broad-leafed plant of the nightshade family, indigenous to North and South America, whose dried and cured leaves are often smoked (see tobacco smoking) in the form of... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ...


The region is divided in 5 districts:

Dodoma, population 324,347 (2002 census), is the official capital of Tanzania and also the capital of the Dodomo region. ...

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Regional Profile (208 words)
It is a region centrally positioned in Tanzania and is bordered by four regions namely: Manyara in the North, Morogoro in the East, Iringa in the South and Singida in the West.
The region was established in 1963 consisting of three rural districts and one Township Authority.
The region is the 12th largest in the country and covers an area of 41,310 sq.
Tanzania Standard Newspapers|Home (829 words)
Dodoma may claim to be self sufficient in food production year in year out, but for 50 per cent of its population each year is chronically a famine year.
Dodoma region is also the land of paradoxes.
The region has noted that animal manure is one of the principal sources of nutrients for soil fertility maintenance and crop production in semi-arid Dodoma region; he says but hasten to add that the manure alone will not end the agony.
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