District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

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District 3

Quận 3
Position in HCMC's core
Position in HCMC's core
District 3 is located in Vietnam
District 3
District 3
Location in Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°46′32″N 106°41′49″E / 10.77556°N 106.69694°E / 10.77556; 106.69694Coordinates: 10°46′32″N 106°41′49″E / 10.77556°N 106.69694°E / 10.77556; 106.69694
Country Vietnam
Centrally Governed CityHo Chi Minh
Seat99 Tran Quoc Thao
Wards14 phường
 • Total5 km2 (2 sq mi)
 • Total196,433
 • Density39,000/km2 (100,000/sq mi)
 • Main ethnic groupspredominantly Kinh
Time zoneUTC+07 (ICT)

District 3 (Vietnamese: Quận 3) is an urban district of Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam. As of 2010, the district had a population of 188,945, a total area of 5 km².[1] It is divided into 14 small subsets which are called wards (phường), numbered from Ward 1 to Ward 14.

Some notable offices are located in District 3 such as the Consulate of Germany (126 Nguyen Dinh Chieu)[2], the Royal Thai Consulate.

Geographical location[edit]

Position in the metropolitan area of HCMC

This district borders District 1, Phú Nhuận District, District 10, Tân Bình District.

It is the location of Xá Lợi Pagoda, the largest in the city. The Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda is also located in District 3. There are many French-style villas in this district.


British International School Vietnam has the Tu Xuong Primary campus.[3]


  1. ^ "HCMC's Population and population density in 2010 by district". HCMC Office of Statistics. Retrieved Feb 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "Website of Consulate General of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City". Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Contact Us." British International School Ho Chi Minh City. Retrieved on November 12, 2017. "Tu Xuong Primary Campus 43 – 45 Tu Xuong Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam"