Thủ Dầu Một is the capital city of Binh Duong Province, Vietnam and is located 20 km north of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, on the left bank of the Saigon River, upstream from the city. The city has an area of 118.66 km², the population is 244,277 . Although this is an administratively separate city, it is considered as a satellite city of the Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area.
June 27, 2012, the Government issued Resolution No. 11/NQ-CP establishment of Thu Dau Mot town of Binh Duong Province, on the basis of the entire land area, population and administrative units directly the town of Thu Dau Mot and formal operations on July 1, 2012. The time Thu Dau Mot is a grade II.
Previously, the authors also said that the name of Thu Dau Mot Cambodian origin. But most other authors have thought of Thu Dau Mot is a Vietnamese phrase is formed from the combination of two elements, "Prime" (which means "keep") "Oil A" is the land, is formed way "a species name is from the herbs and just the number." According to oral tradition for soldiers stationed guards at districts Peace on big oil tree hill known as the "tree oil a" so called Dau Mot born.
Before 1954, the city is the province of the provincial town of Thu Dau Mot. Năm 1954 - 1975, the government renamed the Republic of Vietnam in Binh Duong province and the provincial capital named PhuCuong. 1976 to 1996 as the provincial town of Song Be province. January 1, 1997 to date is the provincial town of Binh Duong Province. ### June 27, 2012, Thu Dau Mot town officially became a city in the province of Binh Duong, and formal operations on July 1, 2012