Da Nang is the third biggest city in Vietnam as far as urban population and one of the significant port urban communities, notwithstanding Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong. Arranged on the shore of the Eastern Sea, at the opening end of the Han River, it is the greatest city in Central Vietnam. It is administered as one of the five direct-controlled regions of the SRV and is accordingly under direct organization of the focal government. Da Nang is the business and instructive focal point of Central Vietnam, with a very much shielded, effectively open port; its area on the way of National Route 1A and the North–South Railway makes it a center for transportation. It is situated inside 100 km of a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Imperial City of Hue, the Old Town of Hoi An, and the My Son ruins. The city was already known as Cửa Hàn amid early Đại Việt settlement, and as Tourane (or Turon) amid French pilgrim principle. Before 1997, the city was a piece of Quang Nam-Da Nang Province. On 1 January 1997, Da Nang was isolated from Quang Nam Province to wind up one of four autonomous (halfway controlled) districts in Vietnam. Da Nang is recorded as a top notch city, and has a higher urbanization proportion than any of Vietnam’s different areas or midway administered cities.