Ba Tri District

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Ba Tri District
Huyện Ba Tri
Rural district
Location in Bến Tre Province
Location in Bến Tre Province
Country  Vietnam
Province Bến Tre
Capital Ba Tri
Area
 • Total 136 sq mi (351 km2)
Population (2004)
 • Total 201,802
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)

Ba Tri is a rural district (huyện) of Bến Tre Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2004 the district had a population of 201,802.[1] The district covers an area of 351 km². The district capital lies at Ba Tri.[1]

The district is in the east of Bến Tre Province. It is bordered to the east by the South China Sea, to the north by the Ba Lai River, to the south by the Hàm Luông river. To the west is Giồng Trôm District.

In the capital of Ba Tri lies the final resting place of the famed 19th-century poet Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, known for his patriotic anti-colonial writings. It has been visited by dignitaries including Nông Đức Mạnh.

The commune of Bảo Thạnh is the home of Phan Thanh Giản, a leading mandarin of Tự Đức who was also the first southerner to gain a PhD in the imperial court examinations.

The commune of Bảo Thuận among others is known for tourism.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into one township Ba Tri (capital) and the following communes:

  1. An Hòa Tây
  2. An Thủy, Bến Tre
  3. Vĩnh An
  4. An Đức
  5. An Bình Tây
  6. An Hiệp
  7. An Ngãi Tây
  8. Tân Hưng, Bến Tre
  9. An Ngãi Trung
  10. An Phú Trung
  11. Mỹ Thạnh
  12. Mỹ Nhơn
  13. Mỹ Chánh
  14. Mỹ Hòa
  15. Tân Mỹ, Bến Tre
  16. Tân Xuân
  17. Phước Tuy, Bến Tre
  18. Bảo Thạnh
  19. Phú Ngãi
  20. Phú Lễ
  21. Vĩnh Hòa
  22. Tân Thủy, Bến Tre
  23. Bảo Thuận

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 10°04′59″N 106°37′01″E / 10.083°N 106.617°E / 10.083; 106.617