Administrative districts of hanoi

Encompassing five outlying districts (Gia Lam, Dong Anh, Thanh Tri, Tu Liem and Soc Son), Ha Noi is also divided into nine urban districts

Hoan Kiem District is the nerve centre of the city, the major trading zone and the sector of traditional handicrafts. The Old Quarter, a cultural heritage area, is also located in this district.

Ba Dinh District includes the historic Ba Dinh Square and President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Several Government departments, embassies and sites of interest are also located in this area.

Dong Da District has been many suburbs built in the last two or three decades. This district also contains many sites of interest such as Dong Da Hill, Boc Pagoda and Lang Pagoda.

Hai Ba Trung District, named after the Trung Sisters, has undergone major construction work; many new buildings have appeared on the axis of Giai Phong Str. A university village has begun to take shape in the South of the cuty (Bach Khoa), where the Ministry of Education and Training, the Polytechnic University and the Civil Engineering College are located.

Tay Ho District was established in October 1995, owing to the needs of developing the capital. This region is already famous for Nhat Tan Flower Village, Quang Ba Kumquat Village Nghi Tam Decorative Plant Village, and more than 20 historic sites listed as such bu the State. This is a tourism potential of Tay Ho District.

Thanh Xuan District, established in January 1997, lines along Nguyen Trai Street. The Ha Noi University, Architecture, Pedagogy, Music and Painting Colleges are located in this district.

Cau Giay District was formed in August 1997. It lies along Thang Long Highway to Noi Bai and contains many new schools and research institutes.

Long Bien District, established in November 2003 on the base of the whole area and population of 11 communes and 3 small towns of outlying Gia Lam District.

Hoang Mai District, established at the same time with Long Bien District on the base of the whole area and population of 9 communes and 55 ha area of Tu Hiep Commune which belong to Thanh Tri outlying district, together with the whole area and population of 4 wards of Hai Ba Trung District.

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