Lai Vung District

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Lai Vung District

Lai Vung

Đức Thành District
mandarin oranges in Lai Vung
mandarin oranges in Lai Vung
Motto(s): 
Kingdom of Mandarin Oranges
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Province Đồng Tháp Province
Capital 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, formally called Đức Thành District in Sa Đéc 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 during the Tết holiday season and for the master boat craftsmen in Long Hậu commune. Other specialities are Nem Lai Vung - a kind of fermented pork - and Phong Hòa pomelo.

Geographical location

Lai Vung is located 12.3 km WSW of Sa Đéc, 24.9 km S of Cao Lãnh, 26.5 km NNW of Cần Thơ and 29.4 km SE of Long Xuyên

Economy

Sông Hậu Industrial Park

Sông Hậu Industrial Park is located in Tân Thành commune, with a planned area of 66,336 ha, very convenient for transportation; the road is bordered by National Highway 54, the waterway is adjacent to the Hậu River and is located near other urban centers such as Cần Thơ (30 km), Long Xuyên (20 km), Cao Lãnh (30 km), Mỹ Thới port (16 km) and Cần Thơ port (20 km).[3]

Divisions

The district is divided into 1 township and 11 communes:

  • Town
  • Communes
    • Phong Hòa, Định Hòa, Tân Hòa, Vĩnh Thới, Long Thắng, Hòa Long, Tân Thành, Tân Phước, Long Hậu, Tân Dương and 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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