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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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Xi a estime a Dar es Salam que "l'amitie sincere" unissant la Chine et l'Afrique etait fondee sur une relation d'egal a egal.
Muscat, Feb 9 (ONA) The Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (PAIPED) will take part, during February 22nd to 24th, in activities of Tanzania Building and Construction Expo (TBCE) at Dar Es Salam with participation of nine Omani companies within the Omani pavilion.
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The 24-year-old former Walker Cup amateur - he was a team-mate of Rory McIlroy in 2007 - lifted the Hassan Trophy by two shots after a closing seven under par 66 at Royal Dar Es Salam.
I will," replied the 24 year old, who after rounds of 68, 64 and 68 at Royal Dar Es Salam in Rabat goes into today's final 18 under par and just two shots behind South African Louis Oosthuizen.
The 27-year-old followed his record-equalling 64 on the Blue Course at Dar Es Salam on Friday by compiling another 64 on the Red layout to finish the third round on 20 under par.
First round leader Nick Dougherty, who like Davies switched from the Red course at Royal Dar Es Salam to the shorter and easier Blue, scored three shots worse and dropped to joint fifth place on 10 under.