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Joemesham (talk) 10:02, 30 November 2012 (UTC)== Date of Dodoma being made Capital==


yeah, i think the capital is still Dar es Salam, although Dodoma is being planned to be the new capital

Dodoma is the capital city now. According to this website it was announced as so in 1974. The exact date of the change seems to be unclear (was there an official date?) but Dodoma is definitely the national capital now. Woodwardmw 15:45, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

The article on Tanzania says the capital moved from Dar es Salaam in 1996, the article on Dar es Salaam says 1974, the article on Dodoma says plans were made in 1973 and the the National Assembly moved in 1996. Seems to me we need one consistent answer. Perhaps: "Plans were made in the early 1970s to move the capital inland to Dodoma. These plans were approved in 1974, the National Assembly did not move until 1996 and many government offices remain in the old capital." DavisGL (talk) 07:39, 5 July 2009 (UTC)



The shift from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma was part of the presidental aspirations for a philosophy of African socialism in Tanzania. It thus represented a radical departure from European concepts of the characteristics and the function of a capital city. The site of Dodoma in central Tanzania ... Dodoma was located at a main transportation node and thus avoided the high costs of installing facilities...

A. J. Christopher "Continuity and Change of African Capitals" Geographical Review > Vol. 75, No. 1 (Jan., 1985), pp. 44-57


Year Population
1978 45,807
1988 83,205
2002 159,193
2006 188,150 (est.)

I found these figures here, but they are at odds with the ones already on the page, so I've left them out. - FrancisTyers · 00:16, 10 June 2006 (UTC) shows population in Tansania till 2007. DEFINITIVELY it is not of 2002... --Wikistallion (talk) 11:26, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Major Revamp[edit]

With the move of most government offices moved soon, I think this page needs some major clean up and expansion. I was going to work on it but; just made this post to get the attention of some of the ex-editors from this page. Sputink (talk) 13:30, 25 August 2016 (UTC)