The new capital city of Tanzania
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in the heartland of Tanzania, Dodoma is the nation’s new official political
capital and the seat of government in the country.
Comparably much smaller and less developed than the country’s commercial centre,
Dar es Salaam, Dodoma remains a centre
for national politics. Situated on the eastern edge of the southern highlands,
the city of Dodoma is surrounded by a rich agricultural area and pleasant
scenery. Dodoma has many places and items of interest to recommend it to the
passing visitor. It is the centre of Tanzania’s growing wine industry and the
Tanganyika Vineyards Company is active in promoting its products.
Historically, Dodoma was a stopover on the overland caravan route that travelled
from the Swahili Coast inland toward Lake Tanganyika. Early in the 20th century,
the city became a major point on the Central Line railway, which carried
agricultural crops for export to the harbour in Dar es Salaam.
In recent times, the Dodoma's economic base has declined in favour of the
coastal city, but in the early days of Tanzanian independence, there was a
popular political motion to move the entire government to the town in the
southern highlands. These days, the government legislature meet in Dodoma, and
divide their time between the inland city and Dar es Salaam on the coast.
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