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Đồng Hới

Coordinates: 17°28′59″N 106°35′59″E / 17.48306°N 106.59972°E / 17.48306; 106.59972
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Dong Hoi
Đồng Hới
City of roses
Dong Hoi is located in Vietnam
Dong Hoi
Dong Hoi
Location in Vietnam
Coordinates: 17°28′59″N 106°35′59″E / 17.48306°N 106.59972°E / 17.48306; 106.59972
Country Vietnam
ProvinceQuảng Bình
 • TypeCity municipality
 • Total155.71 km2 (60.12 sq mi)
 • Total160,325
 • Density1,027.5/km2 (2,661/sq mi)
 Registered residents only
Time zoneUTC+7 (Vietnam)
AirportĐồng Hới Airport (domestic)
Fishing boats in Dong Hoi.

Đồng Hới audio speaker iconpronunciation  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 ().

No. Name Vietnamese Pop. Area (km2)
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