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Qui Nhon

Qui Nhon

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Qui Nhơn also Quy Nhơn, is a coastal city in Binh Dinh province
Binh Dinh Province
Bình Định is a province of Vietnam. It is located in Vietnam's South Central Coast region.-Administration:Binh Dinh is divided into one city and 10 districts:*An Lão*An Nhơn*Hoài Ân*Hoài Nhơn*Phù Cát*Phù Mỹ*Tuy Phước*Tây Sơn*Vân Canh...

 in central Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam – sometimes spelled Viet Nam , officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam – is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea –...

. It is composed of 16 wards and five communes with a total of 286 km². Quy Nhon is the capital of Bình Định
Binh Dinh Province
Bình Định is a province of Vietnam. It is located in Vietnam's South Central Coast region.-Administration:Binh Dinh is divided into one city and 10 districts:*An Lão*An Nhơn*Hoài Ân*Hoài Nhơn*Phù Cát*Phù Mỹ*Tuy Phước*Tây Sơn*Vân Canh...

 province. As of 2009 its population was 280,900. Historically, the commercial activities of the city focused on agriculture and fishing. In recent years, however, there has been a significant shift towards service industries and tourism.
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Qui Nhơn also Quy Nhơn, is a coastal city in Binh Dinh province
Binh Dinh Province
Bình Định is a province of Vietnam. It is located in Vietnam's South Central Coast region.-Administration:Binh Dinh is divided into one city and 10 districts:*An Lão*An Nhơn*Hoài Ân*Hoài Nhơn*Phù Cát*Phù Mỹ*Tuy Phước*Tây Sơn*Vân Canh...

 in central Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam – sometimes spelled Viet Nam , officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam – is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea –...

. It is composed of 16 wards and five communes with a total of 286 km². Quy Nhon is the capital of Bình Định
Binh Dinh Province
Bình Định is a province of Vietnam. It is located in Vietnam's South Central Coast region.-Administration:Binh Dinh is divided into one city and 10 districts:*An Lão*An Nhơn*Hoài Ân*Hoài Nhơn*Phù Cát*Phù Mỹ*Tuy Phước*Tây Sơn*Vân Canh...

 province. As of 2009 its population was 280,900. Historically, the commercial activities of the city focused on agriculture and fishing. In recent years, however, there has been a significant shift towards service industries and tourism. There is also a substantial manufacturing sector.

Overview


Quy Nhon was officially founded more than 100 years ago, although its origins stretch back much further to the 11th-century Champa
Champa
The kingdom of Champa was an Indianized kingdom that controlled what is now southern and central Vietnam from approximately the 7th century through to 1832.The Cham people are remnants...

 culture, the Tây Sơn Dynasty
Tây Son Dynasty
The name of Tây Sơn is used in many ways to refer to the period of peasant rebellions and decentralized dynasties established between the eras of the Later Lê and Nguyễn dynasties in the history of Vietnam between 1770 and 1802...

 and the 18th century seaport of Thị Nại
Port of Thi Nai
Thi Nai Port is the second largest port in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. It is located in Hai Cang ward at the eastern tip of Quy Nhon city...

. The city is renowned as the birthplace of 18th century Vietnamese emperor Nguyen Hue
Nguyen Hue
Nguyễn Huệ, also known as Emperor Quang Trung , born in Bình Định in 1753, died in Phú Xuân on 16 September 1792, was the second emperor of the Tây Sơn Dynasty of Vietnam, reigning from 1788 until 1792...

 and, more recently, had a large American military presence during the Vietnam War
Vietnam War
The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of...

.

Quy Nhon today is recognized as a first grade city with a geo-economic priority and an urbanized infrastructure. The government describes it as one of the three commercial and tourism centres of the central southern coastal region (with Đà Nẵng and Nha Trang
Nha Trang
Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khanh Hoa province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is bounded on the North by Ninh Hoà district, on the East by the South China Sea, on the South by Cam Ranh town and on the West by Diên Khánh district...

).
Quy Nhon has a varied topography, being extremely diversified with mountains and forests, hills, fields, salt marshes, plains, lagoons, lakes, rivers, shorelines, peninsulas and islands. Quy Nhon's coastline is 42 km long with sandy beaches, abundant seafood resources and other natural products of economic value. The city's economic activities include industries, export-imports, seaport services, aquatic product husbandry and tourism.

The economic trend, at present, is increasingly service-based at the expense of agriculture, forestry and pisciculture. The GDP breakdown in percentage terms for 1998 is: construction industry 28.40%, service 55.58%, agriculture, forestry and pisciculture 16.02%.

Quy Nhon's goal for the near future is to become a dominant seaport as well as an international industrial, commercial and service-based trading center with a strong and active role in the regional economy

Transportation


Quy Nhon is served by Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines Company Limited, trading as Vietnam Airlines , is the national flag carrier of Vietnam. Founded in 1956 under the name Vietnam Civil Aviation, the airline was established as a state enterprise in April 1989. Vietnam Airlines is headquartered in Long Bien, Hanoi, with hubs at Noi...

 through Phu Cat Airport
Phu Cat Airport
- History :Phù Cát Airport was built in 1966 during the Vietnam War by the United States Air Force . During the war, it was a major air base for the South Vietnamese Air Force and USAF. After 1975, it was used as a military airfield for the Vietnamese Air Force , and developed into a regional...

, with daily flights to Đà Nẵng and Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City , formerly named Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam...

.

Quy Nhon Railway Station
Quy Nhon Railway Station
Quy Nhon Railway Station is a railway station on the North-South Railway in Vietnam. It serves the city of Quy Nhon, in Binh Dinh Province....

 is reached by a branch off the main line of the North–South Railway. Reunification express trains stop only in Dieu Tri Railway Station, which is around 10km west of Quy Nhon.
The administrative unit

The city has 16 wards: Tran Hung Dao, Le Loi, Le Hong Phong, Tran Phu, Ly Thuong Kiet, Nguyen Van Cu Street, Thi Nai, Hai Cang, Ngo, Ghenh Rang, Quang Trung, Nhon Binh Nhon Phu Bui Thi Xuan, Tran Quang Dieu

And 5 communes of Nhon Ly, Nhon Hoi, Nhon Chau, Hai and Phuoc Nhon America (which was spun off from American Phuoc Tuy Phuoc District and merged into Quy Nhon in 2006) with a total area of ​​284.28 km ² and a population of about 284,000 people [1] [].

Bui Thi Xuan Ward and Tran Quang Dieu ward was established on 12.03.1987 from Phuoc Long (of the Tuy Phuoc district) in the process of expanding the city west of Qui Nhon - Vietnam.

Economy


Currently the economic structure of Quy Nhon is a shift towards increasing the proportion of service industries, reducing the rate of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in GDP. Share of agriculture, forestry and fisheries - industrial and construction - services in GDP in 2006 reached: 36.7% - 28% - 35.3% (planned: 35% - 30% - 35% in 2005 : 38.4% - 26.7% - 34.9%).
  • Income per capita in 2010 was 1625 USD / person

Development


The development objective is to build the city of Quy Nhon city Category I belonged to the province in 2010 and strives to become urban in 2020 and centrally on the north-south corridors and east-west; a high industrial, commercial, services, international trade has a positive role in promoting economic development and social sector.