Facts About Dar

Size: 162.5 sq km (101.5 sq miles)
Location: Coastal Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam Region
Population: 2.5 million people
Currency Conversion: 1 US dollar = 1,600 Tanzanian shillings
625 US dollars = 1,000,000 Tanzanian shillings
Language: English and Kiswahili (The national language of Tanzania.)
Average Salary: $600 US dollars annually (Most families live on $1 per day.)

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, more commonly known as “Dar,” is the largest city in the country and is located on the Indian Ocean coast.

The name “Dar Es Salaam” is Arabic for “Haven of Peace.” Dar is also Tanzania’s most wealthy city and economic center. Dar Es Salaam has many attractions including beautiful beaches, secluded islands, and serves as a gateway to the Serengeti and Mikumi National Parks, Zanzibar, and Kilimanjaro.

Dar Es Salaam is the largest natural sea port in the world, and the city remains very active with working people and travelers.