Its climate is hot and humid, with an annual rainfall of 43 inches (1,100 mm). Dar es Salaam was founded in 1862 by the sultan of Zanzibar on the site of the village of Mzizima. It remained only a small port until the German East Africa Company established a station there in 1887.
What is the capital of Dar es Salaam?
Dodoma Dodoma, city, designated national capital of Tanzania since 1974 (pending complete transfer of official functions from Dar es Salaam), eastern Africa, about 300 miles (480 km) inland (west) from the Indian Ocean.
Who designed the name Tanzania?
Others proposed names included, Tanzan and Swahili. Sixteen people proposed the name Tanzania. There are many today who think that Mohamed Iqbal was the only person who came up with Tanzania. Iqbal made the claim at a press conference in September 2003 that he was the sole winner of the contest.
How was Tanzania formed?
Tanzania was formed as a sovereign state in 1964 through the union of the theretofore separate states of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Mainland Tanganyika covers more than 99 percent of the combined territories total area.
Is Dar es Salaam Arabic?
Dar el-Salam (Arabic: دار السلام, Coptic: ⲫⲉⲣϩⲱⲧⲡ Perhodb; both mean House of peace) is a small Upper Egyptian city near Akhmim.
Is Dar es Salaam safe for tourists?
There is a threat of terrorism, particularly in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Arusha and border areas. Terrorist attacks could occur at any time. Targets could include: government buildings, including schools.
Who is the richest man in Tanzania?
Mohammed Dewji Tanzanias Richest Man Mohammed Dewji Is Forbes Africas Man Of The Year - Forbes - Choiseul Africa.