Lai Vung District

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Lai Vung District
Huyện Lai Vung
District
Capital of Lai Vung District-level town
Capital of Lai Vung District-level town
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Province Đồng Tháp Province
Capital of District Lai Vung township
Area
 • Total 85 sq mi (219 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 160,125
Time zone UTC+7 (UTC + 7)

Lai Vung is a district (huyện) of Đồng Tháp Province, the old name is Đức Thành District in Sa Dec Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.

As of 2003 the district had a population of 160,125.[1] The district covers an area of 220 km². The district capital lies at Lai Vung township.[1] This district is famous for its Mandarin orange which usually ripens in Tết holiday season and for the master craftman of boat in Long Hau commune. Other specialities are nem- a kind of fermented pork and Phong Hoa pomelo.

Economy

Agriculture is the dominant system in this district with many residents focusing on rice farming and fruit cultivation. Since 2006, an industrial zone has been established to encourage manufacturing.

Divisions

The district is divided into 2 township, 10 communes :

  • Township;
  1. Capital of Lai Vung District: Lai Vung township
  2. Commune-level town: Tân Thành township
  • Commune-level;
  1. Phong Hòa
  2. Định Hòa
  3. Tân Hòa
  4. Vĩnh Thới
  5. Long Thắng
  6. Hòa Long
  7. Tân Phước
  8. Long Hậu
  9. Tân Dương
  10. Hòa Thành

References

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009.

Coordinates: 10°13′01″N 105°40′01″E / 10.217°N 105.667°E / 10.217; 105.667


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