Đống Đa District

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Quận Đống Đa
Temple of Literature in Văn Miếu ward
Temple of Literature in Văn Miếu ward
Country Vietnam
ProvinceHanoi
Number of wards21
SeatThổ Quan ward
Area
 • Total9.96 km2 (3.85 sq mi)
Population
 • Total352,000
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)

Đống Đa (literally Banyan Heap) is one of the four original urban districts (quận) of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The district is named after the Đống Đa Mound, where the Battle of Ngọc Hồi-Đống Đa between Tây-Sơn and the Manchu Qing army ended. It is also home to the Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu), a cultural symbol of the city.

Geography[edit]

Đống Đa is bordered by Ba Đình to the north, Hoàn Kiếm to the northeast, Hai Bà Trưng to the east, Thanh Xuân to the south, and Cầu Giấy to the west.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into 21 wards (phường).

Nguyen Chi Thanh Street.
   

Economy[edit]

Several of Vietnam's largest companies, such as Petrolimex, PetroVietnam and VPBank are headquartered in this district.

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