20 Interesting Facts About Da Nang

Facts About Da Nang

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Facts About Da Nang

  • Da Nang is the commercial and educational centre of Central Vietnam and is the largest city in the region.
  • Da Nang was known as Cửa Hàn during early Đại Việt settlement, and as Tourane or Turon during French colonial rule. Before 1997, the city was part of Quang Nam-Da Nang Province.
  • On 1 January 1997, Da Nang was separated from Quảng Nam Province to become one of four centrally controlled municipalities in Vietnam.
  • Da Nang is designated as a first-class city and has a higher urbanization ratio than any of Vietnam’s other provinces or centrally governed cities.
  • The city’s present name is generally agreed to be a Vietnamese adaptation of the Cham word da nak, which is translated as “opening of a large river”.
  • The Elevation of Da Nang is 11m or 36 ft above sea level.
  • The city’s origins date back to the ancient kingdom of Champa, established in 192 AD. At its peak, the Chams’ sphere of influence stretched from Huế to Vũng Tàu.
  • Da Nang is the largest city in central Vietnam and one of the country’s most important ports. The city is surrounded by mountains to the west and the South China Sea to the east. Da Nang borders Thừa Thiên-Huế Province across the Hải Vân Pass to the north, along with the Quảng Nam Province to the south and west.
  • The city has a total land area of 1,283.42 km2, of which 241.51 km2 are urban districts and 1,041.91 km2 are rural districts.
  • Constructed in January 2003 with a capital investment of nearly VND 1,000 billion cities, after inaugurating in July 2009, Thuan Phuoc became the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam with 1,856 m.
  • The city of Da Nang is officially divided into eight district-level sub-divisions, including six urban districts
  • Da Nang is the third-largest city in Vietnam by the urban population, and it is considered the third city of Vietnam.
  • The estimated Population of Da Nang is 1.134 million.
  • Da Nang lies on the coast of the South China Sea at the mouth of the Hàn River and is one of Vietnam’s most important port cities. As one of the country’s five direct-controlled municipalities, it falls under the administration of the central government.
  • On average, Da Nang receives 2,153 mm of rainfall. Rainfall is typically highest between September and November and lowest between February and April.
  • The city’s origins date back to the ancient kingdom of Champa, established in 192 AD. At its peak, the Chams’ sphere of influence stretched from Huế to Vũng Tàu.
  • Coordinates of Da Nang in decimal degrees: Latitude: 16.0677800° / Longitude: 108.2208300°.
  • Da Nang is twinned with Semarang, Indonesia; Kawasaki, Japan; Iwaki, Japan; Shizuoka Japan; Kagoshima, Japan; Okinawa, Japan; Shandong, China; Jiangsu, China; Qingdao, China; Macau, China; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Haiphong, Vietnam; Salo, Finland; Turku, Finland; Oakland, United States; San Francisco, United States; Tacoma, United States; Jersey City, United States; Pittsburgh, United States; Timișoara, Romania; Newcastle, Australia; İzmir, Turkey; Yaroslavl, Russia & Toluca, Mexico.
  • Ba Na Cable Car has made the Guinness World Record with a cable length of 5.771.61 m which has a height difference on the world’s largest journey at 1,369 m.
  • Geologically, Da Nang is at the edge of a Paleozoic fold belt known as the Truong Son Orogenic Zone, whose main deformation occurred during the early Carboniferous period.
Facts About Da Nang
Facts About Da Nang
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