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Da Lat

Administration
Full nameDa Lat
Native nameThành phố Đà Lạt
CountryVietnam
ProvinceLam Dong Province
RegionTay Nguyen (Central Highlands)
Geography
Total Area151.8 sq mi (393.29 km2)
Elevation4921.3 ft (1500 m)
Demography
Total Population206105 (2009)

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Đà Lạt ( ), or Dalat, (pop. 206,105 , of which 185,509 are urban inhabitants) is the capital of Lam Dong province in Vietnam. The city is located 1500 m (4921.3 ft) above sea level on the Langbiang Plateau in the southern parts of the Central Highlands (in Vietnamese, Tây Nguyên). In Vietnam, Da Lat is a popular tourist destination.

Da Lat’s specific sights are pine wood (forming the name: “City of thousands of pine trees”) with twisting roads and tree marigold (Vietnamese: dã quỳ) blossom in the winter. The city’s temperate weather stands in contrast to Vietnam’s otherwise tropical climate. Mist covering the valleys almost year-round leads to its name “City of eternal spring”.

Da Lat is also known as an area for scientific research in the fields of biotechnology and nuclear physics.

With its year-round cool weather, Da Lat supplies temperate agriculture products for all over Vietnam, for example: cabbage and cauliflower. Its flower industry produces two typical flowers: hydrangea (Vietnamese: cẩm tú cầu) and golden everlasting (Vietnamese: hoa bất tử). The confectionery industry offers a wide range of mứt, a kind of fruit preserve made from strawberry, mulberry, sweet potato, and rose.


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