Dar es Salaam

About Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Africa’s fastest growing city, is situated in the eastern region of Tanzania on the Indian Ocean. The city boasts several natural habitat elements such as mangroves, marine systems, coastal forests and wetlands but faces challenges such as coastal erosion, poor waste management, polluted waters and harmful unregulated fishing practices.

Dar es Salaam Thematic Atlas

Dar es Salaam (DSM) is one of the fast growing metropoles in the world. The population, located across five municipalities – Kinondoni, Ilala, Ubungo, Temeke and Kigamboni – is estimated to grow by about 1000 inhabitants per day. The metropolitan region currently has approximately 6 million residents and this number is expected to rise to over 10 million by 2030. How can all citizens of Dar es Salaam live in a safe environment, enjoy a good quality of life and make a sustainable living? This Atlas shows how and where DSM depends on nature. The maps provide an overview of what is at stake if DSM continues in a ‘business as usual’ trajectory. Each chapter describes one area where action is needed, explains why, and makes suggestions about what can be done.
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