The stately city of Hanoi is divided into four principal districts. Named after the lovely lake at the center of town, Hoan Kiem District includes the bustling alleys of the Old Quarter, while the city’s former French Quarter is in Hai Ba Trung district. The other two districts are Ba Dinh, and Dong Da. Note that the street names can be preceded by the word pho, which is a central city street; duong, which is a more common road; or dai lo, which is a large avenue or boulevard. Some common words used in street names have been abbreviated on the Street Finder. For example, Nguyen is Ng and Hang is H. The symbols used for sights and other features on the Street Finder are listed in the key below.