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Dodoma

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Dodoma, Tanzania’s national capital and the seat of the Dodoma Region, has a population of 410,956 people.

Dodoma was selected as Tanzania’s new political capital in 1973. By the early 1980s, new Parliament buildings had been built, and plans had been drawn up to relocate all government ministry offices to Dodoma. Due to a lack of water and other environmental variables, however, this proved unfeasible, and the proposal was mostly forgotten.

The majority of ministries and embassies remain in Dar es Salaam. Despite the fact that Dodoma is Tanzania’s capital, government officials only visit the city for a few weeks each June while the government is in session.

Dodoma – Info Card

POPULATION : 410,956
FOUNDED :  1907
TIME ZONE : 
LANGUAGE : Kiswahili or Swahili (official), English (official)
RELIGION : Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%
AREA : 2,576 km2 (995 sq mi)
ELEVATION : 1,120 m (3,670 ft)
COORDINATES : 6°10′23″S 35°44′31″E
SEX RATIO : Male: 48.50%
 Female: 51.50%
ETHNIC : African 99%, Other (Asian, European, Arab) 1%
AREA CODE : 26
POSTAL CODE : 
DIALING CODE : +255 26

Climate of Dodoma

Dodoma has a semi-arid climate with mild winters and pleasant summers.

While average highs remain fairly stable throughout the year, average lows fall to 13 degrees Celsius (55.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in July.

Dodoma receives an average of 570 mm of rain per year, the most of which falls between November and April.

The city’s dry season lasts for the rest of the year.

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