Thủ Dầu Một

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Thủ Dầu Một
Thành phố Thủ Dầu Một
Thủ Dầu Một City
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Clockwise, from top left: Bình Dương Administration Center, Đại Nam Văn Hiến, Clock Tower of Thủ Dầu Một's six-way intersection, Hội Khánh Temple, Phú Cường Cathedral, Temple of Lady Thiên Hậu.
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Thủ Dầu Một
Location of Thủ Dầu Một in Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°58′N106°39′E / 10.967°N 106.650°E / 10.967; 106.650
CountryFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Province Bình Dương
  Total118.67 km2 (45.82 sq mi)
  Density2,285/km2 (5,920/sq mi)
  Municipal census (2015)
Time zone UTC+7 (Indochina Time)

Thủ Dầu Một ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ) is the capital city of Bình Dương province, Vietnam, located at around 10°58′0″N106°39′0″E / 10.96667°N 106.65000°E / 10.96667; 106.65000 . The city has an area of 118.66 km², with a population of 417,000 (as of 2018), [1] and is located 20 km north of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, on the left bank of the Saigon River, upstream from the city.



Thu Dau Mot lies to the south of Bình Dương province and is contiguous with Saigon River:

Administrative divisions

Thủ Dầu Một has 14 wards:

  1. Phú Cường
  2. Chánh Mỹ
  3. Chánh Nghĩa
  4. Định Hòa
  5. Hiệp An
  6. Hiệp Thành
  7. Hòa Phú
  8. Phú Hòa
  9. Phú Lợi
  10. Phú Mỹ
  11. Phú Tân
  12. Phú Thọ
  13. Tân An
  14. Tương Bình Hiệp


In the past, some researchers stated that the name "Thu Dau Mot" had originated from Cambodian language, but most of people claimed that the name "Thu Dau Mot" was a Vietnamese phrase, which combines two phrases that are Thu (means keep) and Dau Mot, whose the first word is a tree called dipterocarpaceae and the second one is a number. According to rumors, in a defense base (literally means "Thu") in Bình An, there was a tree on the hill (tree here is a kind of species in dipterocarpaceae, and it is called "Dau" in Vietnamese language), "Mot" is number one in Vietnamese language, so the name "Thu Dau Mot" was born, which means "one-tree-defense" literally. [2]


Thủ Dầu Một has seen a rapid expansion and economic development since 1997, as the province has become an important industrial hub of the region. In January 2007, the district-level town then was officially recognized as a third-class town. [3] It became a city in July 2012. [4] There is a 4,200-ha urban-tech park under development. Thủ Dầu Một will be a modern city within the Hồ Chí Minh City Metropolitan Area (including Thủ Dầu Một, Nhơn Trạch, Tân An, Biên Hòa and parts of Đồng Nai and Bình Dương provinces).

It became a first-class city on 6 December 2017. [5]

Thủ Dầu Một is home to World Trade Center Binh Duong New City, a destination for international trade activities in the Southern Key Economic Region of Vietnam. This development is a milestone for the city, as it attracts domestic and international visitors to the city and significantly boosts business in the region.

Points of interest

Lady Thien Hau Pagoda (or Lady Mazu Pagoda) Chua Ba Binh Duong.jpg
Lady Thiên Hậu Pagoda (or Lady Mazu Pagoda)
Phu Cuong Cathedral Nha tho Chanh toa Phu cuong- binh duong-Phu Cuong, tp. Thu Dau Mot, Binh Duong, Viet Nam - panoramio.jpg
Phú Cường Cathedral

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