Da Nang

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Da Nang
Đà Nẵng
Da Nang City
Thành phố Đà Nẵng
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City viewed from the east bank of Dragon Bridge
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City view at night
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Linh Ung Pagoda viewed from Son Tra peninsula
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My Khe beach
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Nicknames: 
City of Han River
City of Bridges
Da Nang
Interactive map outlining Danang
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Coordinates: 16°04′10″N108°12′35″E / 16.06944°N 108.20972°E / 16.06944; 108.20972
CountryFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Region South Central Coast
Seat Hải Châu
Subdivision 6 districts, 2 rural districts
Government
  Type Municipality (Class-1)
  BodyDanang People's Council
  Secretary of the Party Nguyễn Văn Quảng
  Chairman of People's CouncilLương Nguyễn Minh Triết
  Chairman of People's CommitteeLê Trung Chinh
Area
[1]
  Total1,284.73 km2 (496.04 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)
  Total1,374,562 [2]
Ethnic groups
[3]
   Vietnamese [4] 99.47%
   Katu 0.16%
   Hoa 0.14%
  Others0.23%
Time zone UTC+07:00 (ICT)
Postal code
50000
Area codes 236
ISO 3166 code VN-DN
License plate 43
GRP (Nominal)2019 [5]
- TotalUS$4.7 billion
- Per capitaUS$4,095
HDI (2020)0.779 (5th) [6]
Climate Am
International airports Da Nang International Airport
Website www.danang.gov.vn

Da Nang or Danang [7] [nb 1] ( /(ˌ)dɑː,dəˈnæŋ,ˈnɑːŋ/ dah, də NANG, NAHNG; [8] Vietnamese : Đà Nẵng, [ʔɗaː˨˩naŋ˦ˀ˥] ) is a class-1 municipality and the fifth-largest city in Vietnam by municipal population. [9] It lies on the coast of the East Sea of Vietnam at the mouth of the Hàn River, and is one of Vietnam's most important port cities. As one of the country's five direct-controlled municipalities, it falls under the administration of the central government.

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The city was known as Cửa Hàn during early Đại Việt settlement, and as Tourane (or Turon) during French colonial rule. Before 1997, the city was part of Quang Nam - Da Nang Province. On 1 January 1997, Da Nang was separated from Quảng Nam Province to become one of four centrally controlled municipalities in Vietnam. Da Nang is designated as a first class city, [10] and has a higher urbanization ratio than any of Vietnam's other provinces or centrally governed cities. [11]

Da Nang is the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam and is the largest city in the region. It has a well-sheltered, easily accessible port, and its location on National Route 1 and the North–South Railway makes it a transport hub. It is within 100 km (62 mi) of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Imperial City of Huế, the Old Town of Hội An, and the Mỹ Sơn ruins.

Da Nang has a Human Development Index of 0.779 (high), ranking fifth among all municipalities and provinces of Vietnam. [12]

Names and etymology

Cooperation and friendship

In addition to its twin towns, Da Nang cooperates with: [66]

Friendship port

Notes

  1. See also Danang Dragons
  2. "Hearing the sudden gunfire, we know that the Western ships anchored at Vung Thung yesterday" ("Tai nghe súng nổ cái đùng, Tàu Tây đã lại Vũng Thùng hôm qua"). "Name of Danang through periods of time". Da Nang People's Committee. 3 January 2004. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2011.

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"Da Nang" in chữ Hán (Chinese characters)