Hoa Lư is a district of Ninh Binh province in the Red River Delta region of Vietnam. Before 1010, Hoa Lu served as the capital of Dai Co Viet. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is located in Truong Yen Commune of this district. It comprises 10 communes and one township: Trường Yên, Ninh Hòa, Ninh Giang, Ninh Mỹ, Ninh Khang, Ninh Xuân, Ninh Vân, Ninh Hải, Ninh An, Ninh Thắng, and Thiên Tôn Township. As of 2003 the district had a population of 66,932. The district covers an area of 103 km². The district capital lies at Thien Ton.
Coordinates: 20°15′00″N 105°55′01″E / 20.250°N 105.917°E