Unbeknown to many Dodoma is the national capital of The United Republic Of Tanzania. Dodoma, formally Dodoma City is also the capital of Dodoma Region. Let’s take a closer look at Dodoma City Tanzania.
The nation’s political capital and the seat of government is situated almost in the centre of Tanzania. The city is located 453 kilometers west of the the country’s former capital Dar es Salaam. Most of Dodoma’s inhabitants are of the Gogo, Sanawe, Rangi, and Burungi descent. In addition, Dodoma has a population of 410,956.
To begin with, Dodoma was a small market town. It was also a stopover on the overland caravan route during the earliest days of trade. This caravan route traveled from the Swahili Coat inland towards Lake Tanganyika. German colonists established modern Dodoma during construction of the Tanzanian central railway in 1907. Moreover, the layout depicted the typical colonial planning of the time with a European quarter segregated from a native village. In a bid to fabricate immense social and economic improvement, the Tanzanian government moved the capital from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma. In addition, the decision was meant to ensure that neither the Muslims nor Christians felt under-represented.
Firstly, the majority of the population is predominantly engaged in small-scale farming. Furthermore, industries produce wood, furniture, beverages, processed food, milled rice, flour, soap and oil. Lastly, the sparsely populated agricultural region is a market centre for groundnuts, castor beans, sunflower seeds, gum, maize, rice, wheat, coffee, tea, tobacco and sorghum. Cattle rearing is also a significant agricultural activity undertaken throughout the region.
To start with Dodoma Airport is under the management of the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority and services the Tanzanian capital. Also, the city can be accessed by flights operated by Air Tanzania, Auric Air and Flightlink. In addition, the airport currently handles small air crafts. However, there are plans to undertake construction of a bigger airport with increased runway length and weight-bearing capacity.