Long Biên District

Long Biên District is an urban district (quận) of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.[3] The district currently has 14 wards, covering a total area of 59.82 square kilometers.[1] As of 2019,[2] there were 322,549 people residing in the district, the population density is 5,400 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Long Biên District
Quận Long Biên
The Long Biên Bridge
Country Vietnam
ProvinceHanoi
SeatViệt Hưng ward
Subdivision14 wards[1]
Area
 • Total59.82 km2 (23.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[2]
 • Total322,549
 • Density5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area code(s)24
ClimateCwa
Websitehttps://longbien.hanoi.gov.vn/ (in Vietnamese)

Long Biên was incorporated as an urban district in 2003 from the northwestern portion of Gia Lâm District adjacent to the city center. The district is named for the formerly separate settlement of Long Biên (ChineseLongbian), which served as the capital of Jiaozhou and Jiaozhi in imperial China and as the capital of Lý Bí's kingdom of Vạn Xuân.

It is Hanoi's only urban district on the east side of the Red River. The district includes Long Biên Bridge,[4] the headquarters of Vietnam Airlines,[5] the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV),[6] and VinGroup.

Gia Lâm Airport, Gia Lâm Railway Station and Gia Lâm Bus Station are located in the district and were named after Gia Lâm District that formerly covered Long Biên. Several other locations in the city that have the name "Long Biên" such as Long Biên Railway Station, Long Biên Bus Terminal and Long Biên Market, however, are located on the western end of the Long Biên bridge in Hoàn Kiếm and Ba Đình districts.

LocationEdit

Long Biên District is located at 21° 1′ 58.08″ N, 105° 54′ 47.88″ E, in Hanoi. It is surrounded by Tây Hồ District, Gia Lâm District, Ba Đình District, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hai Bà Trưng District, Hoàng Mai District, Đông Anh District.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Long Biên District is divided into 14 wards (Bồ Đề, Cự Khối, Đức Giang, Gia Thụy, Giang Biên, Long Biên, Ngọc Lâm, Ngọc Thụy, Phúc Đồng, Phúc Lợi, Sài Đồng, Thạch Bàn, Thượng Thanh, Việt Hưng).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Niên giám thống kê năm 2018". Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  2. ^ a b General Statistics Office of Vietnam (2019). "Completed Results of the 2019 Viet Nam Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Statistical Publishing House (Vietnam). ISBN 978-604-75-1532-5.
  3. ^ "Hà Nội có thêm năm quận mới vào năm 2025". VnExpress. 2019-10-30.
  4. ^ Ho Chi Minh Ville 2012 Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Collectif - 2012 "Révolte de Lý Bôn. Il fonde le royaume de Vạn Xuân, capitale Long Biên."
  5. ^ Our Background Vietnam Airlines. Retrieved on October 8, 2009.
  6. ^ Home Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam. Retrieved on 31 December 2013.

Coordinates: 21°03′42″N 105°54′06″E / 21.06164°N 105.901739°E / 21.06164; 105.901739