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Pleiku
Thành phố Pleiku
Pờ-lây-cu
City (Class-2)
Pleiku City
View from the roof of Hoàng Anh Gia Lai hotel
View from the roof of Hoàng Anh Gia Lai hotel
Location in Gia Lai Province
Location in Gia Lai Province
Country  Vietnam
Province Gia Lai
Area
 • City (Class-2) 266.62 km2 (102.94 sq mi)
Elevation 740 m (2,420 ft)
Population (2019)
 • City (Class-2) 458,742
 • Density 941/km2 (2,440/sq mi)
 • Urban 218,765
Climate Aw

Pleiku is a city in central Vietnam, located in that nation's central highland region. It is the capital of the Gia Lai Province; Many years ago, it was inhabited primarily by the Bahnar and Jarai ethnic groups, sometimes known as the Montagnards or Degar. But now, it is inhabited primarily by Kinh ethnic group. The town is the centre of the urban district of Pleiku which covers an area of 261 km².

As of 2003 the district had a population of 186,763. The city sits at the junction of several national roads—National Route 14 to Kon Tum in the north and Buôn Ma Thuột in the south and National Route 19 to Stœng Trêng in Cambodia in the west (via Ratanakiri Province) and to Bình Định Province in the east. The city is home to the Hoàng Anh Gia Lai football club. Pleiku is served by Pleiku Airport in the near outskirts of the city.

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