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Dar es Salaam

(där`-ĕs-säläm`) [Arab.,=haven of peace], city (2012 pop. 4,364,541), on a bay of the Indian Ocean. The former capital of Tanzania, it is the country's largest city and its communications, and economic center. The major industries produce foods and beverages, oil, textiles, clothing, shoes, cement, aluminum products, and pharmaceuticals. Although it has limited access to the sea, Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's main port; exports include cotton, sisal, coffee, diamonds, and hides. The port can handle oceangoing vessels, but dhows still carry some goods bound for coastal African and SW Asian ports. A railroad runs from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, on Lake Tanganyika, and the Tazara Railway (also known as the Great Uhuru or Tanzam Railway) links Dar es Salaam with the Zambian Copperbelt. A cable-stayed bridge (2016) connects the city center with districts to its south. Dar es Salaam has an international airport.

Founded in 1866 by the sultan of ZanzibarZanzibar
, semiautonomous archipelago (2012 pop. 1,303,569), Tanzania, E Africa, in the Indian Ocean c. 20 mi (32 km) off the mainland, consisting of the island of Zanzibar or Unjuga (2012 pop. 896,721), 600 sq mi (1,554 sq km), Pemba, and neighboring smaller islands.
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, Dar es Salaam was a small town when German forces occupied it in 1887. In 1891 it became the capital of German East AfricaGerman East Africa,
former German colony, c.370,000 sq mi (958,300 sq km), E Africa. Dar es Salaam was the capital. German influence emerged in the area in 1884 when Carl Peters, the German explorer, obtained treaties over parts of the territory.
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, but its main growth began during World War II. It is the site of the Univ. of Dar es Salaam, Kivukoni Acad. of Social Sciences, Dar es Salaam Technical College, the Open Univ. of Tanzania, the College of Business Education, the Ardhi Institute, the Institute of Kiswahili Research, a botanical garden, the national archives, and the National Museum of Tanzania. Many political exiles were drawn to Dar es Salaam when Tanzania was an outspoken supporter of African liberation movements (1960s to early 1990s). In 1996, Tanzania's national assembly moved to DodomaDodoma
, municipality (2012 pop. 213,636), capital of Tanzania, central Tanzania. It is the trade center for an agricultural region producing beans, seeds, corn, peanuts, grains, coffee, tea, and tobacco. Cattle are also raised and marketed.
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, but most government offices did not begin moving from Dar es Salaam until 2016. In Aug., 1998, a terrorist bomb exploded at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, killing 11 people.

Dar es Salaam

the chief port of Tanzania, on the Indian Ocean: capital of German East Africa (1891--1916); capital of Tanzania until 1983 when it was replaced by Dodoma; university (1963). Pop.: 2 683 000 (2005 est.)
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Upon arrival to Bandar Seri Begawan Airport, he was received by the Saudi Ambassador to Sultanate of Brunei Dar Al-Salam Hisham bin Abdulwahab Zar'ah, Secretary General of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Sultanate Al-Hajj Abdulaziz bin Al-Hajj Yusuf and a number of officials.
Lorsque la maison oE Karima vivait a Rod Al Farag s'est effondree il y a quelques annees, elle fut contrainte d'habiter a Dar Al-Salam.
He said Dar Al-Salam Tourist Company in New York, which was established by Haji Mustapha Mahmoud Ahmed in 1985, is one of the largest and most famous companies of its kind in America.
Meanwhile, Dar al-Salam, an independent daily published by the Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP) led by Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, devoted its editorial to the security operation that has been taking place in Diala province for the second months in a row.
The inspection campaigns resulted in penalising 13 shops across Dar Al-Salam Mall, Gulf Mall and Souq Al Ali.
A police officer suspected of killing a civilian after a violent dispute erupted between two families in Dar Al-Salam was released by the prosecution on Thursday.
KUWAIT, March 9 (KUNA) -- Representative of His Highness the Amir, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah visited Wednesday His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah charity village of Islamic Dar Al-Salam center, Qarut, west of Java Indonesia.
Abdullah bin Abdul Mohsen Alturki received separately here today Secretary-General of Dar Al-Salam University in Omar Abad in India Kaka Saeed Al-Omari; Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees in Dar Aluloom Foundation in New York Mohammed Yameen Hussein; and Secretary-General of Wifaq Arab School Organization, Member of Islamic Thought Council of Parliament of Pakistan Mohammad Hanif Algalndhry.
The violence continued on Sunday when Rizeigat attacked and set fire to Mlia village Dar al-Salam, which had already been deserted by its inhabitants prior to the incident.
According to Dar Al-Salam Organization, Yemen is the largest market for arms in the Gulf region, and it continues to grow.
Dahni, who lives in conditions of extreme poverty, spends his nights in a shelter provided to him in Dar al-Salam in Sidon.
Dar al-Salam, the daily mouthpiece of the Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP) led by Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, published an article entitled 'Cautious is essential' in which it warned of the repercussions of the parliamentary passage of the provincial council elections law and its subsequent revocation by the Presidential Board.