With a population of more than 6 million, Dar es Salaam is currently Africa’s 5th largest city

Dar es Salaam is the former capital city of Tanzania and still retains its importance as the leading commercial centre and economic hub in Tanzania. As one of the fastest growing cities in the region and the world, Dar is likely to guide the urban future in Tanzania. It is listed amongst the 30 fastest growing cities of the world.

The fifth most populous city in Africa is also the second fastest growing city in the world projected to cross the megacity threshold by 2030

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s dominant primary city with about 11% percent of the country’s urban population, 17% of GDP, and 70% of taxes. Dar is the 11th fastest growing city in Africa, and is projected to grow by 100% to 13,383,000 in 2035, crossing the “megacity” threshold of 10 million people sometime before 2030.

High, stable economic growth
Strong GDP growth
Upmarket tourism sector
Strong international support
Political stability and Democratic system
Extensive mining resources gold, gas and presence of uranium, coal, iron and oil