BIGGEST CITY IN CENTRAL OF VIETNAM
Danang is the third largest city in Vietnam in terms of urban population and one of the major port cities, in addition to Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong. Situated on the coast of the South China Sea, at the opening end of the Han River, it is the biggest city in Central Vietnam. It is governed as one of the five direct-controlled municipalities of the SRV and is thus under direct administration of the central government.
Da Nang city lies in the Midlands of Viet Nam, from which Ha Noi capitol in the north and Ho Chi Minh city in the south are almost equally spaced. Da Nang is also the central point connecting three UNESCO World Heritage sites: Hue Citadel, Hoi An ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary. Da Nang borders Thua Thien Hue province in the north, Quang Nam province in the west and south, and the East Sea in the east. The city is located in the middle of the country, on north – south trunk roads on road, rail, sea and air and lies at one end of the East–West Economic Corridor, an economic corridor connecting Vietnam with Laos, Thailand, and Burma (Myanmar).
The city has an area of 1156.53 km ²
Da Nang consists of 06 urban districts (Hai Chau, Thanh Khe, Lien Chieu, Ngu Hanh Son, Son Tra, Cam Le) and Hoa Vang rural district, the Hoang Sa island district, with a population of 942 132 inhabitants (as of to 31/11/2010).
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WHY IS IT NAMED DANANG?Have you ever wondered that “Why is it named Da Nang?” Actually, ancient people cleverly borrowed “Hang Danak” – one of the Cham words to call this beautiful city. “Da” means “river”, “nak” means “wide”. It appears that “the wide river” here is the Han river which is embracing this city all days and nights. The “Da Nang” is probably come from this romantic river. Exploring Da Nang is the same as discovering “a wide rive”. It’s really deep which hides lots of interesting surprises. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s come here and explore fantastic things which definitely make you crazy in love of this “wide river”.
Developed as a small port
In the middle of the 16th century, when Hoi An was a busy center of the south, Danang was only a small port for goods in transit and ship repair. It gradually developed into a commercial port replacing Hoi An in the early 18th century, when European shipbuilding was improved and large deep draught vessels could easily enter Danang Bay.
Became largest commercial port in central region
In 1835, after King Minh Mang ordered: “European vessels are not allowed to anchor to do trade at any harbours except for Han Port”, Da Nang became the largest commercial port in the central region. The local small-scale industries, including shipbuilding, preliminary processing of agricultural, forestry and fishery products, and trade, services prospered accordingly.
The French colonists, after establishing their domination of the whole of Vietnam in 1889, separated Da Nang from Quang Nam Province and renamed the city Tourane and under the control of the Governor General of Indochina.
Develop as European model
In the early 20th century, Tourane was developed on a European model, which focused on social infrastructure and manufacture technology.
1950 - 1967
In 1950, French gave the authority over the city to the Bao Dai government. In March 1965, American marine units landed and started to set up a big military complex. The city was defined as a centrally governed city in 1967, and accordingly American troops and the Saigon government built up Danang into a political, military and cultural center of the 1st and 2nd tactical zones.
1975 - 1986
In 1975, after gaining complete independence, Da Nang (temporarily under Quang Nam – Da Nang Province) began to overcome the war’s severe consequences. Regardless of difficulties, the city’s rehabilitation and development had some results, especially after the renovation in 1986.
1996 until now
New Da Nang city
On 6 July 1996, the tenth session of the 9th National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam passed a Resolution separating Quang Nam – Da Nang Province into Quang Nam Province and Da Nang city, which was directly responsible to the central government. The new city of Da Nang consisted of the previous Danang, Hoa Vang Rural District and Hoang Sa Island District.
Source from Official Danang Tourism Website: https://tourism.danang.vn
WEATHER IN DANANG
Therefore, Da Nang is an ideal place for recreational activities, especially for organizing large cultural and sporting events.
The highest is June (29.2ºC), the lowest is February (21,2ºC).
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|DATE||ENGLISH NAME||LOCAL NAME||REMARKS|
|January 1||New Year||Tết dương lịch|
|From last day of the last lunar month to 5th day of the first lunar month||Tết (Vietnamese New Year)||Tết Nguyên Đán||Largest holiday of the year, occurs around late January-early February|
|10th day of the 3rd lunar month||Hung Kings Commemorations||Giỗ tổ Hùng Vương||New holiday since 2007, around April (adopted by the government on March 28, 2007)|
|April 30||Day of liberating the South for national reunification||Ngày Giải phóng miền Nam, thống nhất đất nước||Liberation of Saigon and reunification of Vietnam in 1975|
|May 1||International Workers’ Day||Ngày Quốc tế Lao động|
|September 2||National Day||Quốc khánh||Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam|