Dodoma

Tanzania DodomaDodoma is the national capital of Tanzania with a population of 410,956, located about 480km west from the Indian Ocean in the center of the country.

The city covers an area of 2,669 sq. km of which 625 sq. km are urbanized.

In 2016, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli announced that he will ensure the Government headquarters move to Dodoma over the next 5 years.

The decision to move the Government’s headquarters from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma was originally taken by former President Julius Nyerere in 1973.

During that time, the Tanzanian government wanted to move the capital from Dar es Salaam to a more central location to better serve the needs of the people.

However, Nyerere’s decision wasn’t implemented due to financial constraints and economic difficulties.