Dar Es Salaam Population 2018

Dar es Salaam is a city located in Tanzania. It was once the capital city until 1974, when Dodoma was named as the capital. However, today, Dar es Salaam remains the largest city in Tanzania in terms of population. In fact, its population is the largest in all of East Africa. The total population of Dar es Salaam is over 4.3 million. The city’s land area is 538 square miles, making the population density 8,100 people per square mile.

While Dar es Salaam’s population doesn’t seem that large compared to some of the world’s other cities, it is one of the fastest-growing in Africa. In fact, it is the third fastest-growing city in Africa and the ninth fastest-growing in the world. The city’s metro population is expected to grow to over 5 million over the next three years. The population is expected to grow so much, that Dar es Salaam is expected to be the second largest city by population in the world by 2100, with a predicted population of 76 million. The annual growth rate is expected to average 4.39% through the year 2020.

Dar Es Salaam Population in 2018Source: By Muhammad Mahdi Karim [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons