Danang, an important port city, is located on the coast of the South China Sea in Vietnam. The city is one of the five independent metropolises in the country with an approximate population of 750,000 inhabitants. Apart from being a tourist centre, Danang is a major industrial zone.
Characterised by a tropical climate, Danang remains humid for most of the year. The dry season is experienced from February to July. August to January is the wet period with heavy rainfall. Monsoons dominate the climate throughout the year.
The city was founded in1888 and was initially a part of the Quam Nam Danang Province; it eventually became a Vietnamese city in 1997. Around 5,000 factories are located in Danang with fisheries, construction, tourism, furniture and textiles as the main industries.
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