Nam Định

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Nam Dinh , Vietnam
Thành phố Nam Định
Statue of Trần Hưng Đạo in Nam Định
Statue of Trần Hưng Đạo in Nam Định
Nam Dinh , Vietnam is located in Vietnam
Nam Dinh , Vietnam
Nam Dinh , Vietnam
Location in Vietnam
Coordinates: 20°25′12″N 106°10′6″E / 20.42000°N 106.16833°E / 20.42000; 106.16833Coordinates: 20°25′12″N 106°10′6″E / 20.42000°N 106.16833°E / 20.42000; 106.16833
Country  Vietnam
Province Nam Định
Government
 • Governor Phạm Hồng Hà
 • Chairman Nguyễn Văn Tuấn
Area
 • Total 1,676 km2 (647 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 243,186
 • Density 1,170/km2 (3,031/sq mi)

Nam Định (About this sound listen) is a city in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. It is the capital of Nam Định Province. The city of Nam Định is 90 km southeast of Vietnam's capital, Hanoi. From August 18–20 of each year, there is a festival held in Nam Định called the Co Trach. This celebration honors General Trần Hưng Đạo, a 13th-century national hero who led Vietnamese forces to victory over the invading Mongols. Nam Định is also the birthplace of Letran Student , Dominican Friar and Vietnamese Saint Vicente Liem de la Paz, O.P. in the village of Trà Lũ, De la Paz was canonized by Pope Saint John Paul II The Great on June 19, 1988 and Feast Day on 24 November .

Sports[edit]

Nam Định has two sports facilities, Thiên Trường Stadium (formerly Cuối Stadium) and Trần Quốc Toản Indoor Stadium, which are host to football and volleyball matches. Both sports centers are located on Hùng Vương Street in the city of Nam Định.

Hà Nam Ninh was the National Football Champions (V.League) in 1985 with star player Nguyễn Văn Dũng. In 2001, Nam Định took second place in the National Championships, losing to Binh Dinh F.C.. In 2007, the Nam Định football team changed its name to Đạm Phú Mỹ Nam Định and won its first National Cup under its new name. In 2009 the Nam Dinh Football team changed its name to Megastar Nam Dinh F.C and failed in standind on V-League to 1st level tournament 2010

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