16 Facts About Da Nang

1. Da Nang is the commercial and educational centre of Central Vietnam and is the largest city in the region.

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2. On 1 January 1997, Da Nang was separated from Quang Nam Province to become one of four centrally controlled municipalities in Vietnam.

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3. Da Nang is designated as a first class city, and has a higher urbanization ratio than any of Vietnam's other provinces or centrally governed cities.

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4. One of the first Europeans to visit Da Nang was Portuguese explorer Antonio de Faria, who anchored in Da Nang in 1535.

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5. Da Nang is the largest city in central Vietnam and one of the country's most important ports.

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6. Geologically, Da Nang is at the edge of a Paleozoic fold belt known as the Truong Son Orogenic Zone, whose main deformation occurred during the early Carboniferous period.

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7. Da Nang is susceptible to damage from typhoons that cross into the South China Sea.

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8. Shortly after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, which triggered a powerful tsunami, the People's Committee of Da Nang approved the installation of 10 early tsunami warning stations throughout the city, the first of their kind in Vietnam.

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9. Da Nang is the leading industrial center of central Vietnam.

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10. Da Nang led the Provincial Competitiveness Index rankings in 2008, 2009, and 2010, benefiting mostly from good infrastructure, good performance in labour training, transparency, proactive provincial leadership and low entry costs.

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11. Da Nang is a diversified industrial center, including industries such as machinery, electrics, chemicals, shipbuilding, and textiles.

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12. Central coastal city of Da Nang saw a significant growth in international tourist arrivals in 2017, according to the city's Department of Tourism.

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13. Central Vietnamese cuisine, particularly the cuisine of Da Nang, is well known through Vietnam, and growing in popularity internationally.

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14. Da Nang is famous for its flavorful dishes, such as Mi Quang, Bun cha ca,Banh trang cuon thit heo( Dry pancake roll with pork), Banh xeo (Crispy pancake), Nem lui (Lemongrass Pork Skewers).

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15. Da Nang is a major station along the North–South Railway, known as the Reunification Express.

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16. Several bridges cross the Han River and its tributaries in Da Nang, including the iconic Han River Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Nguyen Van Troi Bridge, Tuyen Son Bridge and the recently completed Thuan Phuoc Bridge, which is the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam.

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