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Area: 921.8 sq. km
Population: 3,216.7 thousand habitants (2006).
- Districts: Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung,
Tay Ho, Thanh Xuan, Cau Giay, Long Bien, Hoang Mai.
- Rural districts: Dong Anh, Soc Son, Thanh Tri, Tu Liem,
Official website of Hanoi City
Map of Hanoi
Hanoi is located in the Red River
Delta, in the center of North Vietnam. It is encompassed
by Thai Nguyen Province to the north, Vinh Phuc and Ha
Tay to the west and south, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh and Hung
Yen provinces to the east and south-east. Hanoi means
"the hinterland between the rivers" (Ha: river, Noi:
interior). Hanoi's territory is washed by the Red River
(the portion of the Red River embracing Hanoi is
approximately 40km long) and its tributaries, but there
are some other rivers flowing through the capital,
including Duong, Cau, Ca Lo, Day, Nhue, Tich, To Lich
and Kim Nguu.
Climate: Hanoi is situated in a tropical monsoon zone
with two main seasons. During the dry season, which
lasts from October to April, it is cold and there is
very little rainfall, except from January to March, when
the weather is still cold but there is some light rain.
The wet season, from May to September, is hot with heavy
rains and storms. The average annual temperature is
23.2ºC (73.7ºF) and the average annual rainfall is
1,800mm. The average temperature in winter is 17.2ºC
(62.9ºF), but can go down to 8?C (46.4ºF). The average
temperature in summer is 29.2ºC (84.6ºF, but can reach
up to 39ºC (102.2ºF).
Throughout the thousand years of
its eventful history, marked by destruction, wars and
natural calamities, Hanoi still preserves many ancient
architectural works including the Old Quarter and over
600 pagodas and temples. Famous sites include the One
Pillar Pagoda (built in 1049), the Temple of Literature
(built in 1070), Hanoi Citadel, Hanoi Opera House,
President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum...
Hanoi also characteristically contains 18 beautiful
lakes such as Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, and Truc Bach
Lake..., which are the lungs of the city, with their
surrounding gardens and trees providing a vital source
Many traditional handicrafts are also practiced in Hanoi
including bronze molding, silver carving, lacquer, and
embroidery. Hanoi has many famous traditional
professional handicraft villages such as Bat Trang
pottery village, Ngu Xa bronze casting village, Yen Thai
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By road: Hanoi is 93km from Ninh
Binh, 102km from Haiphong, 153km from Thanh Hoa, 151km
from Halong, 474km from Dien Bien Phu, 658km from Hue,
763km from Da Nang, and 1,710km from Ho Chi Minh City.
By air: Noi Bai International Airport, over 35km from
the city center, is one of the biggest airports of the
country with various international and domestic routes.
There are domestic flights from Hanoi to Da Nang, Dien
Bien, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Nha Trang and international
flights to many countries in over the world.
By train: Hanoi Railway Station is Vietnam's main
railway station. It is the starting point of five
railway lines leading to almost every province in
Source: Vietnam Nation Administration of Tourism