Thanh Tri District
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|Thanh Tri District
Huyện Thanh Trì
|— District —|
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Thanh Trì is a district (huyện) of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Thanh Tri is located on the southeastern side of Hanoi, on the western bank of the Red River. It is adjacent to Thanh Xuan District in the northwest, Hoang Mai District in the north, Ha Dong District in the west, Gia Lam District in the east (across the Red River), and Thanh Oai and Thuong Tin Districts in the south.
Thanh Tri's terrain is mostly low-lying, gradually descending towards the southeast in the direction of flow of the Red River. The To Lich River flows into the Red River within the district, and the many ponds, lakes and swamps nearby no doubt influenced the district's name; "Thanh Tri" means "blue", and the district's historical name, Thanh Dam, means "Blue Lagoon".
Thanh Tri District is composed of one town (Van Dien) and 15 communes: Thanh Liet, Dong My, Yen My, Duyen Ha, Tam Hiep, Tu Hiep, Ngu Hiep, Ngoc Hoi, Vinh Quynh, Ta Thanh Oai Dai Ang, Van Phuc, Lien Ninh, Huu Hoa, and Tan Trieu.
On April 8, 2008, an Antonov An-26 aircraft on a training mission crashed into a field in Thanh Tri, killing five Vietnamese military pilots. It had taken off from Gia Lam Airport, and crashed on its way back. The cause of the accident was unknown. A Vietnamese military official who declined to be named said the plane belonged to Vietnam's 918 Air Transport Regiment.
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