Hòa Bình (Vietnamese: [hʷaː˧˩ ɓən˧˩] ( listen)) is a city in Vietnam. It is the capital of Hòa Bình Province, and located 76 kilometres from Hanoi, and 5 kilometres from the Đà River. The Battle of Hòa Bình was fought around the city from 1951–52 during the First Indochina War. Hòa Bình Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in Vietnam, and also the largest in South East Asia, is located near the city. It was built by means of finances and experts from the Soviet Union.
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