Tây Hồ District
Tây Hồ District
Quận Tây Hồ
Trấn Quốc Pagoda adjacent to the West Lake
|Seat||657 Lạc Long Quân, Xuân La ward|
|• People's Committee||Nguyễn Văn Thắng|
|• People's Council||Phương Ngọc Ánh|
|• Total||24 km2 (9 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
Tây Hồ (West Lake) is an urban district (quận) located on the north side of central Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The district wraps around the West Lake (hồ Tây), one of the largest natural lakes of Vietnam.
Thanks to its close proximity to the city center and scenery of the West Lake, Tây Hồ is a high-end residential area, housing the largest population of expatriates living and working in Hanoi.
Following decree 69/CE set fourth by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam government, Tây Hồ was officially recognized as a district on October 28, 1995. The district was, and is, still considered to be a center of entertainment, tourism, and natural conservation of Hanoi.
Tây Hồ is adjacent to four districts: Long Biên district (to the east), Bắc Từ Liêm district (to the west), Ba Đình district (to the south), and Đông Anh district (to the north).
Tây Hồ district currently includes 8 wards: Bưởi, Nhật Tân, Phú Thượng, Quảng An, Thuỵ Khuê, Tứ Liên, Xuân La and Yên Phụ.
The three main avenues in the district, Lạc Long Quân, Âu Cơ, and An Dương Vương, were names of leaders of early Vietnamese civilization. The smaller streets in the district are named after renowned Vietnamese poets, artists and music composers, such as Xuân Diệu, Tô Ngọc Vân, Trịnh Công Sơn, Nguyễn Đình Thi and Đặng Thai Mai.
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Tây Hồ currently has two international schools, Singapore International School (SIS) @ Ciputra and United Nations International School of Hanoi. Chu Văn An National School is also a notable school in this district.