Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Economy | Financial services | Economy : Retail

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ 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. The town was founded by Majid bin Said, the first Sultan of Zanzibar, in 1865 or 1866. It was the main administrative and commercial centre of German East Africa, Tanganyika, and Tanzania. The decision was made in 1974 to move the capital to Dodoma and was officially completed in 1996.

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's most prominent city for arts, fashion, media, film, television, and finance. It is the capital of the co-extensive Dar es Salaam Region, one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions, and consists of five districts: Kinondoni in the north; Ilala in the centre; Ubungo and Temeke in the south; and Kigamboni in the east across the Kurasini estuary.


Economy Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's most important city for both business and government. The city contains high concentrations of trade and other services and manufacturing compared to other parts of the country, which has about 65 percent of its population in rural areas. Downtown includes small businesses, many of which are run by traders and proprietors whose families originated in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinentโ€”areas of the world with which the settlements of the Tanzanian coast have had long-standing trading relations.

The Dar es Salaam Central Business District is the largest in Tanzania and comprises the Kisutu, Kivukoni, Upanga and Kariakoo areas. The downtown area is located in the Ilala district. Kivukoni is home to the Tanzania Central Bank, The Bank of Tanzania, the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange and the city's important Magogoni fish market. With businesses and offices, Kisutu is the location of Dar es Salaam central railway station, the PSPF Towers, and the TPA Tower.

Dar es Salaam is undergoing major construction and development. The 35-storey PSPF Twin Towers are the second tallest building in the city and the country. The city has major infrastructural challenges, including an outdated transport system and occasional power rationing.


Financial services The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) is the country's first stock market.


Economy: Retail Dar es Salaam hosts the Mlimani City shopping mall, the City Mall in the Kisutu area, Quality Center Mall, GSM Pugu Shopping Mall, GSM Msasani Mall, and Dar Free Market Mall.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
<b>Dar es Salaam, Tanzania</b>
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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 the centre of the wider Dar es Salaam metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,048,000 people. Dar es Salaam is ranked #724 for startups with a score of 0.2.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Dar es Salaam is sister cities with:

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Changzhou, China ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Hamburg, Germany ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lansing, USA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Liuzhou, China ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mumbai, India ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Samsun, Turkey ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Sari, Iran
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Antipodal to Dar es Salaam is: -140.717,6.8

Locations Near: Dar es Salaam 39.2833,-6.8

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Mchafukoge 39.25,-6.817 d: 4.1  

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Ilala 39.133,-6.917 d: 21  

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Mkuranga 39.2,-7.117 d: 36.4  

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Bagamoyo 38.9,-6.433 d: 58.8  

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Zanzibar City 39.224,-6.177 d: 69.6  

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Mkokotoni 39.267,-5.867 d: 103.8  

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Morogoro 37.65,-6.817 d: 180.3  

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Tanga 39.1,-5.067 d: 193.8  

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Mombasa 39.663,-4.057 d: 307.8  

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Ifakara 36.683,-8.1 d: 321  

Antipodal to: Dar es Salaam -140.717,6.8

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hilo -155.089,19.725 d: 17900.2  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Maui -156.446,20.72 d: 17720.7  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kahului -156.466,20.891 d: 17706.8  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Wailuku -156.505,20.894 d: 17703.6  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Maui County -156.617,20.868 d: 17696.6  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Honolulu -157.85,21.3 d: 17567.2  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Pearl City -157.969,21.394 d: 17551.1  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lฤซhuสปe -159.35,21.967 d: 17399.4  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lihue -159.35,21.967 d: 17399.4  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kapa'a -159.333,22.083 d: 17392.9  

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