Bảo Lâm District

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For the district in Cao Bằng Province, see Bảo Lâm District, Cao Bằng.
Bảo Lâm
District
Location in Lâm Đồng Province
Location in Lâm Đồng Province
Country  Vietnam
Region Central Highlands
Province Lâm Đồng Province
Capital Lộc Thắng
Area
 • Total 563 sq mi (1,457 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 107,279
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Bảo Lâm is a district (huyện) of Lâm Đồng Province in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam.

As of 2003 the district had a population of 107,279.[1] The district covers an area of 1,457 km². The district capital lies at Lộc Thắng.[1]

It was formed after being split out of Bảo Lộc. Apart from the district seat there are 13 communes in the district, Lộc Quảng, Lộc Ngãi, Lộc Đức, Lộc TLâm, Lộc Phú, Lộc Bắc, Lộc Bảo, Lộc An, Lộc Tân, Lộc Thành, Lộc Nam, B'Lá and Tân Lạc.

The main economic activity in the district is the planting of cash crops, the most prominent being tea, coffee and peppercorn as well as some ofresty products.

Currently a government mining company is developing a bauxite mine in the area to prudce aluminium. 11,000 billion VND (around 600 million USD) has been invested.

The majority of the people in the district are from various Montagnard tribes.

References[edit]

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