An Nhơn District

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Thị Xã An Nhơn
Thị xã An Nhơn
Town
Country  Vietnam
Region South Central Coast
Province Bình Định
Capital Bình Định
Area
 • Total 243 km2 (94 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 178,700
 • Density 735/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+07:00)

An Nhơn (About this sound listen) is a district-level town of Bình Định Province in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 187,737.[1] The district covers an area of 255 km². The district capital is Bình Định.[1] It has a population density of 779 people per km2, and they are distributed unevenly, with high concentrations in the wards of Bình Định and Đập Đá. 55.50% of the population in the district are of working age.

An Nhơn district lies on a plain at 130 ° 49 ' North latitude, 109 ° 18' East Longitude. It is located along the National Route 1A 20 km from the city of Quy Nhơn. The north of the district borders Phù Cát, the east of the district borders Tuy Phước, the west borders Tây Sơn, and the south-west borders the mountainous district of Vân Canh.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district includes 10 communes and 5 wards.

  • Bình Định (ward)
  • Đập Đá (ward)
  • Nhơn Thành (ward)
  • Nhơn Hưng (ward)
  • Nhơn Hòa (ward)
  • Nhơn Mỹ
  • Nhơn Hạnh
  • Nhơn Phong
  • Nhơn Hậu
  • Nhơn An
  • Nhơn Phúc
  • Nhơn Khánh
  • Nhơn Lộc
  • Nhơn Thọ
  • Nhơn Tân

History[edit]

During the period 938-1470, An Nhơn was in the heartland of the Champa kingdom, with the capital at Đồ Bàn (now in Nhon Hau). In 1470, in An Nhon was in Tuy Vien district. In 1602, Nguyen Hoang changed name of the Hoai Nhon to Quy Nhơn. In 1778, the Tây Sơn Dynasty settled and developed An Nhơn into the emperor's fortress. In May 1799, after accounting for the stronghold, Nguyen Anh changed its name to Bình Định. In 1832, Minh Mạng created the district of An Nhơn in its current form.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Archived from the original on 1 March 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2009. 

Coordinates: 13°55′01″N 109°04′59″E / 13.917°N 109.083°E / 13.917; 109.083