Hương Trà District

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Hương Trà

Thị xã Hương Trà
Hương Trà Town
Country Vietnam
RegionNorth Central Coast
ProvinceThua Thien-Huế
CapitalTứ Hạ
Area
 • Town (Class-4)200.207 sq mi (518.534 km2)
 • Urban
61.288 sq mi (158.734 km2)
Population
 (2011)
 • Town (Class-4)118,354
 • Density591/sq mi (228.2/km2)
 • Urban
57,967
 • Urban density946/sq mi (365.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC+7 (UTC + 7)

Hương Trà is a district-level town (thị xã) of Thua Thien-Huế Province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 114,985.[1] The district covers an area of 521 km². The district capital lies at Tứ Hạ.[1]

The district is located on the northern outskirts of Huế, the major town in the district and the second largest town in central Vietnam after Da Nang.

The district consists of the 7 phường (ward): Tứ Hạ, Hương Văn, Hương Xuân, Hương Vân, Hương Chữ, Hương An, Hương Hồ and 9 xã (commune): Hương Toàn, Hương Vinh, Hương Phong, Hải Dương, Hương Thọ, Bình Thành, Bình Điền, Hương Bình, Hồng Tiến. Tứ Hạ is located on National Road 1A, the nation's main north-south artery, 16 km north of Huế.

The district lies between the Perfume River, which runs through the city centre, and the Bồ River to the north. The area has both mountainous terrain and plains.

Located in Nham Bieu hamlet, Huong Ho commune of the district is Huyen Khong Son Thuong Monastery where visitors can talk to experienced monks about the art of calligraphy, painting, photography and poetry.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 20, 2009.
  2. ^ Vietnam Tourism

Coordinates: 16°25′01″N 107°25′01″E / 16.417°N 107.417°E / 16.417; 107.417