Lai Vung District

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Lai Vung District

Laivung

Đức Thành District
mandarin oranges in Lai Vung
mandarin oranges in Lai Vung
Motto(s): 
Kingdom of Mandarin Oranges
commune and town map of Lai Vung district
commune and town map of Lai Vung district
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Province Đồng Tháp Province
Capital of District Lai Vung township
Area
 • Total 85 sq mi (219 km2)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total 220,484
Time zone UTC+7 (UTC + 7)

Lai Vung is a district of Đồng Tháp Province, the old name is Đức Thành District in Sa Dec Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. This place was dubbed the Kingdom of Mandarin Oranges[1]

As of 2003 the district had a population of 160,125.[2] The district covers an area of 220 km². The district capital lies at Lai Vung township.[2] 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 Lai Vung- a kind of fermented pork and Phong Hoa pomelo.

Geographical location

12.3 km WxSW of Sa Dec, 24.9 km S of Cao Lanh, 26.5 km NxNW of Can Tho, 29.4 km SE of Long Xuyen

Economy

Song Hau Industrial Park

Song Hau Industrial Park is located in Tan Thanh commune, Lai Vung district, Dong Thap province with a planned area of 66,336 hecta, very convenient for transportation; The road is bordered by National Highway 54, the waterway is adjacent to Hau River and is located from other urban centers such as: Can Tho City (30 km), Long Xuyen City (20 km), Cao Lãnh City (30 km), My Thoi port (16 km), Can Tho port (20 km).[3]

Divisions

The district is divided into 1 township, 11 communes :

  • Town
  • Commune-level

Phong Hòa, Định Hòa, Tân Hòa, Vĩnh Thới, Long Thắng, Hòa Long, Tân Thành, Tân Phước, Long Hậu, Tân Dương, Hòa Thành

References

  1. ^ "Kingdom of Mandarin Oranges". Vietnam News Agency. Retrieved May 19, 2017..
  2. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "Industrial Zone in Dong Thap". Dong Thap portal. Retrieved 20 July 2019..

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


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