Dar es Salaam is the largest city and former capital of Tanzania. It is the largest city in East Africa. Located on the Swahili coast, Dar es Salaam is an important economic centre and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. According to the UN population projection the city is expected to home approximately 73 million people by 2100.
Dar es Salaam is rated Gamma + by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Gamma level cities are cities that link smaller economic regions into the world economy.
Dar es Salaam has a population of over 4,365,000 people. Dar es Salaam also forms part of the wider Dar es Salaam metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,048,000 people.