District 5, Ho Chi Minh City

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District 5
Quận 5
District
District 5 is located in Vietnam
District 5
District 5
Coordinates: 10°46′55″N 106°41′7″E / 10.78194°N 106.68528°E / 10.78194; 106.68528Coordinates: 10°46′55″N 106°41′7″E / 10.78194°N 106.68528°E / 10.78194; 106.68528
Country  Vietnam
Centrally Governed City Ho Chi Minh
Wards 15 phường
Government
 • People's Council Sử Ngọc Anh
 • People's Committee Huỳnh Thị Thảo
Area
 • Total 4.27 km2 (1.65 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 174,154
 • Density 41,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Main ethnic groups Việt, Hoa
Time zone ICT (UTC+07)
Area code(s) 774
Website quan5.hochiminhcity.gov.vn

District 5 (Vietnamese: Quận 5) is an urban district (Quận) of Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in South Vietnam. The Chinese community accounts for a significant population in this district. There are several hospitals and high schools, universities in this district.

As of 2010 the district had a population of 174,154 people.[1] The district covers an area of 4.27 km².[2]

Famous places[edit]

  • Windsor Plaza Hotel (5 stars), the current highest building in District 5 [3]
  • Hải Thượng Lãn Ông historic quarter (selling Chinese and Vietnamese herbs).
  • Đại Thế Giới Water Park [4]
  • District 5 Cultural Centre [5]
  • Kim Biên market (selling chemical substances)
  • An Đông market

Idioms[edit]

Eat in District 5, Live in District 3 and Play in District 1.

Location within Ho Chi Minh City[edit]

Position in the metropolitan area of HCMC Position in HCMC's core

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