Most populated districts in Dodoma

Districts that are most populated in Tanzania’s region of Dodoma are:

Dodoma City
Chamwino District
Kongwa District
Mpwapwa District
Chemba District
Bahi District
Kondoa District
Kondoa Urban

DistrictPopulation (2016)
Dodoma City446,640
Chamwino District359,244
Kongwa District336,888
Mpwapwa District331,544
Chemba District256,178
Bahi District240,891
Kondoa District228,976
Kondoa Urban64,147


Dodoma Region (Mkoa wa Dodoma) is one of Tanzania’s 31 administrative regions.

The regional capital is the city of Dodoma.

The region is located in central Tanzania.

Dodoma Region also hosts one of the largest University in Tanzania, University of Dodoma.

The region is sole home of the Tanzanian wine industry, which is the second largest wine industry on the continent after South Africa.

It is bordered by Singida Region to the west; Manyara Region to the north; Iringa Region to the south; and Morogoro Region to the east.

Dodoma Region hosts the nation’s capital city with where the legislative assembly or Bunge is based.

According to the 2022 national census, the region had a population of 3,085,625. 2012 national census, where by, 2012 had 2,083,588.

Dodoma City 

Dodoma is the legislative capital of Tanzania and is the administrative capital of both Dodoma Municipal Council and the entire Dodoma Region, with a population of 765,179.

In 1974, the Tanzanian government announced that Tanzania’s federal capital would be moved from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma for social and economic reasons and to centralise the capital within the country.

It became the official capital in 1996.

Much of Dodoma’s initial design did not come to fruition until the 21st century.

In May 2023, the national government under President Samia Suluhu unveiled the new State House in Dodoma in a historic event stamping the relocation of government duties to the city.

As a result, Dar es Salaam remained the commercial and maritime capital of Tanzania with Dodoma retaining the state house Ikulu, and a large number of government functions.

Originally a small market town known as Idodomya, the modern Dodoma was founded in 1907 by German colonists during construction of the Tanzanian central railway.

Reference: Dodoma – Wikipedia