An Khê District

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For the episode from The West Wing, see An Khe (The West Wing).

Coordinates: 14°00′00″N 108°34′59″E / 14.000°N 108.583°E / 14.000; 108.583

An Khê
District
Country  Vietnam
Region Central Highlands
Province Gia Lai Province
Capital An Khê
Area
 • Total 77 sq mi (199 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 63,118
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

An Khê is a town (thị xã) of Gia Lai Province in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam.

As of 2003 the district had a population of 63,118.[1] The district covers an area of 199 km². The district capital lies at An Khê.[1]

Located on the main highway, QL-19 between Qui Nhơn on the coast and Pleiku in the Central Highlands, An Khe was of strategic significance during the Vietnam War. In August 1965 the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division established their main base, Camp Radcliff at An Khê. Camp Radcliff remained in use by various U.S. Army units until mid-1969 after which it was abandoned.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Archived from the original on 1 March 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2009. 

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