Dĩ An

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Dĩ An is a city of Bình Dương Province in the Southeast region of Vietnam, about 20 km north of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). It is 1,706 km by rail from Hanoi. At the 2009 census the city had a population of 73,859.[1] The town covers 60 km².

Dĩ An

Thành phố Dĩ An
Dĩ An City
Official seal of Dĩ An
Seal
Dĩ An is located in Vietnam
Dĩ An
Dĩ An
Location of in Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°54′14″N 106°46′4″E / 10.90389°N 106.76778°E / 10.90389; 106.76778
Country Vietnam
ProvinceBình Dương
Area
 • Total60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total415,350
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indochina Time)

Dĩ An consists of seven districts: Dĩ An, An Bình, Bình An, Bình Thắng, Đông Hòa, Tân Bình and Tân Đông Hiệp.

TransportEdit

The city is the proposed junction for the Trans-Asian Railway that would connect half a dozen railways in southeast Asia, starting with Cambodia. This line would cross the Cambodian border near Lộc Ninh.

Dĩ An is an important destination of the national railway with two railway stations: Dĩ An and Sóng Thần. The area's tram factory is the largest in South Vietnam.[citation needed] Dĩ An was also the headquarters for the American 1st Infantry Division (nicknamed "The Big Red One") during the Vietnam War. Later in 1969 and 1970 the 1st Infantry Division was withdrawn to the US, and The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment was there until 1972.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009.

Coordinates: 10°54′14″N 106°46′4″E / 10.90389°N 106.76778°E / 10.90389; 106.76778