Population: 185,228 habitants (year 2001)
- Wards: Ha Khanh, Ha Lam, Ha Trung, Ha Phong, Ha Tu, Hong Hai, Cao Thang, Cao Xanh, Yet Kieu, Tran Hung Dao, Bach Dang, Hon Gai, Bai Chay, Hong Ha, Ha Khau, Gieng Day, Hung Thang, Tuan Chau
- Communes: Viet Hung, Dai Yen.
Ethnic groups: Mainly the Viet (or Kinh)
Halong City, formerly the Hon Gai Town, is the cultural,
economic and political centre of Quang Ninh Province. It borders
Cam Pha to the east, the Yen Hung District to the west, the
Hoanh Bo District to the north and Halong Bay to the south with
the coastline of 20km.
The city is divided into two parts: East Halong and West Halong. The eastern part is an industrial zone where most of the province's official buildings are also concentrated. The western part, also called Bai Chay, is the animated tourism zone.