Dodoma dōˈdəmä [key], municipality (2021 pop. 292,637), 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. Food and beverage processing and furniture making are the main industries. Dodoma is linked by road, rail, and air to Tanzania's largest cities, including Dar es Salaam, the nation's largest port and original capital. In the mid-1970s, plans were made to move the capital to Dodoma. Tanzania's national assembly moved there in Feb., 1996, but many government offices remained in Dar es Salaam. Under President John Magufuli, government ministries and the president relocated their important offices there. The Univ. of Dodoma (est. 2007) is there.

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