Bien Hoa

Bien Hoa

      city, southern Vietnam. Bien Hoa is located 19 miles (30 km) northeast of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), on the left bank of the Dong Nai River, northeast of the Mekong River delta. It is one of the oldest cities of southern Vietnam. The French conquered it in 1861 after prolonged Vietnamese resistance. It has several hospitals and a ceramics school. Prior to 1975 the city's industrial-park district had industries producing steel, metal products, refrigeration equipment, motorbikes, batteries, paper products, knitted textiles, chlorine, caustic soda, and radios and televisions. The industrial park underwent heavy damage during the fighting in 1975, but many factories were restored to operation, and new factories were constructed. Paper pulp, pressed wood, rolled steel, tools, refined sugar, condensed and powdered milk, and tractors are some of the manufactured products. Power is provided by the Dai Nham hydroelectric plant. Older industries include brick, tile, and pottery making, and the production of construction stone. Granite quarries are worked, and there is a large airfield nearby. Pop. (1989) 273,879; (2004 est.) 384,400.

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  • Bien Hoa — DMS …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Biên Hoa — v. du Viêt nam méridional (proche de Hô Chi Minh Ville), sur le Dong Nai; ch. l. de la prov. du m. nom; 313 000 hab. Centre indust. Elle fut une importante base militaire américaine (1966 1975) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bien Hoa —   [biən hu̯a], Hauptstadt der Provinz Dong Nai, Vietnam, 30 km nordöstlich von Ho Chi Minh Stadt (früher Saigon), 273 900 Einwohner; wichtiges Industriezentrum im südlichen Vietnam, Eisen und Papierindustrie, Gummiproduktion (Kautschukplantagen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Bien Hoa — Infobox Settlement name =Biên Hòa official name = other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = total type = motto = imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank emblem = blank… …   Wikipedia

  • Biên Hòa — 10.95106.81666666667 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Biên Hòa — 10°57′N 106°49′E / 10.95, 106.817 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bien Hoa — Original name in latin Bin Ha Name in other language Bia Hoa, Bien Hoa, Bin Ha State code VN Continent/City Asia/Ho Chi Minh longitude 10.95 latitude 106.81667 altitude 11 Population 407208 Date 2012 01 16 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Bien Hoa Air Base — Infobox Airport name = Bien Hoa Air Base nativename = image width =300 IATA = ICAO = type =military owner = operator = city served = location = elevation f = 79 elevation m = 24 website = r1 number = 09L/27R r1 length f = 10,000 r1 length m =… …   Wikipedia

  • Bien Hoa — [ byen hwä] an industrial city in southern Vietnam, north of Ho Chi Minh City; pop. 314,000. A major U.S. airbase was here during the Vietnam War …   Useful english dictionary

  • Capture of Biên Hòa — The Capture of Bien Hoa (16 December 1861) was an important allied victory in the Cochinchina campaign (1858–62). This campaign, fought between the French and the Spanish on the one side and the Vietnamese on the other, began as a limited… …   Wikipedia

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