Dodoma Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the city of Dodoma. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,083,588, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 2,214,657.:page 2 For 2002-2012, the region's 2.1 percent average annual population growth rate was the twentieth highest in the country.:page 4 It was also the seventeenth most densely populated region with 50 people per square kilometer.:page 6 With a size of 41,311 square kilometres (15,950 sq mi), the region is slightly larger than Switzerland (41,284 square kilometres (15,940 sq mi)).