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The city is located in the heartland of Tanzania;
Dodoma is the nation’s official political capital and the seat of
government in the country. This city is comparably much smaller and
less developed than the country’s commercial centre which is
Dar es Salaam. Dodoma is 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 traveled from the Swahili Coast inland
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 harbor in Dar es
Today, the town’s economic base has declined in
favor 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 meets in
Dodoma, and divides their time between the inland city and Dar es Salaam
on the coast.
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