Facts About Hue
Huế is the capital of Thừa Thiên Huế Province in central Vietnam that was the capital of Đàng Trong from 1738 to 1775 and of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945.
Hue served as the administrative capital for the Nguyen dynasty and later functioned as the administrative capital of the protectorate of Annam during the French Indochina period.
The city’s economy is primarily built around tourism, as it contains one of the few UNESCO designated sites in Vietnam, the Complex of Hué Monuments being a tourist attraction, alongside its moat and thick stone walls.
Hue is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Perfume River, just a few miles inland from the East Sea.
Hue features a tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification, falling short of a tropical rainforest climate because there are less than 60 millimetres of rain in March and April.
The city’s current name is likely a non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of the Chinese 化 (Sino-Vietnamese: hoá), as in the historical name Thuan Hoa (順化).
The estimated population of Hue is 455,230.
Hue is twinned with Bandar-e Anzali, Iran; Honolulu, Hawaii, United States; New Haven, Connecticut, United States; Blois, France, Centre-Val de Loire & Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Thailand.
The Hue Central Hospital, established in 1894, was the first Western hospital in Vietnam.
The city was the battleground for the Battle of Huế, which was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.