Dar Es Salaam - Population

Population

Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania with 3–4 million people. With a population rate increase of 4.39% annually the city has become the third fastest growing in Africa (9th fastest in the world), after Bamako and Lagos, respectively. The metro population is expected to reach 5.12 million by 2020.

  • 1925: 30,000
  • 1948: 69,000
  • 1957: 129,000
  • 1972: 396,000
  • 2005: 2,456,100
  • 2010: 3,000,000 (rounded estimate)

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