Dĩ An

For the Chinese author, see Di An (writer).
Dĩ An
Thị xã Dĩ An
Dĩ An

Location of in Vietnam

Coordinates: 10°54′N 106°48′E / 10.900°N 106.800°E / 10.900; 106.800
Country  Vietnam
Province Bình Dương
  Total 60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population (2009 census)
  Total 73,859

Dĩ An is a town of Bình Dương Province in the Southeast region of Vietnam, about 20 km north of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). It is 1706 km by rail from Hanoi. At the 2009 census the town had a population of 73,859.[1] The town covers 60 km².


The town is the proposed junction for the Trans-Asian Railway that would connect half a dozen railways in south east Asia, starting with Cambodia. This line would cross the Cambodian border near Lộc Ninh.

Dĩ An is the important destination of the national railway with two railway stations: Dĩ An and Sóng Thần. The area's tram factory is the largest in South Vietnam. Dĩ An was also the Headquarters for the American 1st Infantry Division (nicknamed "The Big Red One") during the Vietnam War. Later in 1969 and 1970 the 1st Infantry Division was withdrawn to the US, and The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment was there until 1972.

See also


  1. "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009.

Coordinates: 010°54′0″N 106°48′0″E / 10.90000°N 106.80000°E / 10.90000; 106.80000

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