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Dodoma, city, designated national capital of Tanzania since 1974 (pending complete transfer of official functions from Dar es Salaam), eastern Africa, about 300 miles (480 km) inland (west) from the Indian Ocean. Situated at an elevation of 3,720 feet (1,135 metres) in a sparsely populated agricultural region, it is a market centre for peanuts (groundnuts), castor beans, sunflower seeds, gum, corn (maize), rice, wheat, coffee, tea, tobacco, and sorghum.
Kilimanjaro - Moshi Tourism
Moshi Municipality is the centre of the Northern and Eastern tourist circuits. The tourist attractions in the Northern and Eastern circuits include Amboni caves, Usambara and Pare Mountain ranges; and Mkomazi National Park in the east; and Mt. Kilimanjaro, Arusha National park and Mount Meru in the North. Furthermore, as a regional administrative and commercial caentre, it attracts and services both local and foreign tourists. However, the available facilities are inadequate to meet the needs of the increasing number of local and foreign tourists.
Moshi city is one of the tourist centers in the northern safari circuit of Tanzania and capital of the Kilimanjaro region. As the capital of the region, Moshi is also the center of government activity, commerce, finance and tourism. Moshi city is located south of Kilimanjaro, at an altitude of 700m – 950m.
The population is mainly Wachagga, who moved here between the 11th and 15th centuries. The Wachagga developed advanced agricultural techniques, such as terrace construction and irrigation systems. Due to the early access to Western education and the presence of several higher education institutions, the population of Moshi has a high level of education. Moshi has a strong colonial background, which is reflected in the architecture of the old buildings that still stand there. Some of these have been restored to their original charm and converted into tourist lodges and hotels.
Moshi is the coffee-producing center of the country. Everywhere in the city and on the slopes of Kilimanjaro are extensive plantations that cover the area with a blanket of coffee. There are large farms in the immediate vicinity of Moshi where corn and beans are grown. There are many sugar plantations and there is a large (cane) sugar factory. Coffee and bananas are grown on the slightly higher slopes.
- Moshi is Swahili for “smoke.” Probably a reference to the last eruption of Kilimanjaro in the 17th century or to the clouds
- Germany established a military camp in Moshi (Neu-Moschi) in August 1893.
- In 1956 Moshi received city rights.
- Roman Catholic missionaries introduced Arabica coffee cultivation to the Moshi region in 1893.
- Moshi organizes the Kilimanjaro Marathon, Tanzania’s largest sporting event, which has been held annually since early March since 2002.
- Moshi has been the basis of opposition politics since the struggle for independence.
Moshi is a host city for the Kilimanjaro Marathon, has several waterfalls, springs and a tropical forest. From here you can climb the Kilimanjaro all the way or hike on the lower slopes.