Dar es Salaam Region
|Dar es Salaam Region
Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam (Swahili)
|Capital||Dar es Salaam|
|• Regional Commissioner||Paul Makonda|
|• Total||1,393 km2 (538 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
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.:page 2 For 2002–2012, the region's 5.6 percent average annual population growth rate was the highest in the country.:page 4 It was also the most densely populated region with 3,133 people per square kilometer.:page 6
|Districts of Dar es Salaam Region|
|District||Population (2012)||Area km²|
|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
- Population Distribution by Administrative Units, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Archived May 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Govt creates new region, 6 districts". Retrieved 2016-11-05.
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