Ba Đình District

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Ba Dinh District
Quận Ba Đình
Urban district
Ba Dinh Hall
Ba Dinh Hall
Nickname(s): French Quarter (Khu phố Pháp)
Country  Vietnam
Province Hanoi
Number of wards 14
Area
 • Total 9.244 km2 (3.569 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 225,910
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Website Official website (Vietnamese)

Ba Đình is an urban district of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Ba Dinh is the political center of Vietnam. Most of the government offices and embassies are located here. It was formally called the "French Quarter" (Khu phố Pháp), a name that is still used in travel literature.[1]

Location[edit]

It's surround at the north by Tây Hồ, to the east by Red River, to the south by Đống Đa, to the southeast by Hoàn Kiếm, to the west by Cầu Giấy

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district contains 14 wards (phường)

 
Ba Dinh Square

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French Quarter in Hanoi to be preserved", VietnamPlus, 18 Nov. 2010.
    Downs, Tom, Hanoi & Halong Bay encounter (2007), p. 66. " "Much of the appeal of Hanoi's French Quarter is in its colonial architecture".

Coordinates: 21°02′12″N 105°50′10″E / 21.03667°N 105.83611°E / 21.03667; 105.83611