City of roses
|Coordinates: 17°28′59″N 106°35′59″E / 17.48306°N 106.59972°ECoordinates: 17°28′59″N 106°35′59″E / 17.48306°N 106.59972°E|
|• Type||City municipality|
|• Total||155.71 km2 (60.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,027.5/km2 (2,661/sq mi)|
|Registered residents only|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (Vietnam)|
|Airport||Đồng Hới Airport (domestic)|
Đồng Hới pronunciation (help·info) is the capital city of Quảng Bình Province, in the north central coast of Vietnam. The city's area is 155.54 km² (60 square miles). In 2005, 103,005 people lived there.
It is at around 500 km (310 mi) south of Hà Nội (Hanoi), 260 km (160 mi) north of Đà Nẵng (Danang), 1,200 km (750 mi) north of Hồ Chí Minh City (Saigon). It borders Laos on the west, the South China Sea on the east, Hà Tĩnh province on the north, and Quảng Ninh in the south. Dong Hoi Airport is 6 km north of Dong Hoi.
The city was close to the Vietnamese DMZ, and it was in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Since it was so close to the DMZ, it was important for the North Vietnamese. For this reason, the city was heavily bombed by the US Air Force. There is a cathedral called the Tam Toa Church that was bombed during the war. Tam Toa is still ruined today so people could remember the bombing of North Vietnam.
Administration[change | change source]
Dong Hoi is subdivided into 16 subdivisions, 10 urban wards (phường) and 6 rural communes (xã).
|1.||Bac Ly||Phường Bắc Lý||13,536||10.19|
|2.||Bac Nghia||Phường Bắc Nghĩa||6981||7.76|
|3.||Dong My||Phường Đồng Mỹ||2653||0.58|
|4.||Dong Phu||Phường Đồng Phú||8016||3.81|
|5.||Dong Son||Phường Đồng Sơn||8815||19.65|
|6.||Duc Ninh Dong||Phường Đức Ninh Đông||4726||3.13|
|7.||Hai Dinh||Phường Hải Đình||3808||8,822|
|8.||Hai Thanh||Phường Hải Thành||4774||2.45|
|9.||Nam Ly||Phường Nam Lý||11,579||3.9|
|10.||Phu Hai||Phường Phú Hải||3440||3.06|
|11.||Bao Ninh||Xã Bảo Ninh||8538||16.3|
|12.||Duc Ninh||Xã Đức Ninh||7526||5.21|
|13.||Loc Ninh||Xã Lộc Ninh||8407||13.4|
|14.||Nghia Ninh||Xã Nghĩa Ninh||4508||16.22|
|15.||Quang Phu||Xã Quang Phú||3106||3.23|
|16.||Thuan Duc||Xã Thuận Đức||3738||45.28|