Dar es Salaam Region

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Dar es Salaam Region
Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam  (Swahili)
Aerial view
Aerial view
Location in Tanzania
Country Tanzania
Zone Coastal
Capital Dar es Salaam
 • Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda
 • Total 1,393 km2 (538 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 4,364,541
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Postcode 11xxx
Area code(s) +255
Website dsm.go.tz

Dar es Salaam Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the city of Dar es Salaam. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 4,364,541, which was much higher than the pre-census projection of 3,270,255.[1]:page 2 For 2002–2012, the region's 5.6 percent average annual population growth rate was the highest in the country.[1]:page 4 It was also the most densely populated region with 3,133 people per square kilometer.[1]:page 6


Dar es Salaam Region is divided into five[2] administrative districts. The regional commissioner is Paul Makonda.

Districts of Dar es Salaam Region
District Population (2012) Area km²
Ilala 1,220,611 210
Kinondoni 1,775,049 527
Temeke 1,368,881 656
Kigamboni NA NA
Ubungo NA NA
Dar es Salaam Region 4,364,541 1,393


The most common form of transport in Dar es salaam are the public buses, called dala dala, which are often found at the major bus terminals of Makumbusho and Ubungo. The government also introduced metro transport buses under Dar es salaam rapid transit ('mwendo kasi') flagship. the metro buses are managed by UDA (Usafiri Dar es salaam). The city also hosts transportation to various places on motorcycles, Bajaj and commuter rail.

The major places to visit in Dar include the Makumbusho cultural museum center at Kijitonyama, the museum in the city center, Mlimani shopping mall, slipway among others. Dar es Salaam boasts of luxury hotels and beaches, some of the major hotels include the Movenpick, Kempinski Kilimanjaro, Peacock, Whitesands and many more


Coordinates: 6°45′S 39°15′E / 6.750°S 39.250°E / -6.750; 39.250