Ia Drang Valley

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Coordinates: 13°35′N 107°43′E / 13.583°N 107.717°E / 13.583; 107.717

The Ia Drang Valley is a valley located about 32 miles south west of Pleiku in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It is mostly known for the Battle of Ia Drang that took place in November 1965 during the Vietnam War. The word "ia" is a word of the Montagnard, or Người Thượng, people meaning "river".