Dar es Salaam City - The Classic Tours and Safari
Dar Es Salaam CityDar es Salaam , formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (population about 5,000,000 estimated 2002), economic centre and former capital of Tanzania. The Name was Translated from Arabic Language means ‘Safe Harbour’. The city serves as the capital for the surrounding Dar es Salaam Region as well as, arguably, the de facto current capital of Tanzania. Though inland Dodoma is the official capital, the vast a majority of federal government employees live in Dar and most major political figures maintain residences here. Located on a harbour on the Indian Ocean, it is the main port for Tanzania, handling exports of minerals, coffee, cotton, sisal and hides. In addition it is the hub of Tanzanian's national transport system as most major highways and all railways originate in or near the city. Local industries include trade, food products, textiles, cement, and pharmaceuticals. About one half on Tanzania's manufacturing employment is located here despite the fact that Dar