Cai Lậy District

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Cai Lay District
Huyện Cai Lậy
Rural district
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Province Tien Giang
Capital Cai Lay
Area
 • Total 159 sq mi (411 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 320,220
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Cai Lậy is a rural district of Tien Giang province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 320,220.[1] The district covers an area of 411 km². The district capital lies at Cai Lay.[1]

 A float market in river, Cai Lay district.
A float market in river, Cai Lay district.

The town lies on Highway 1A, which links Ho Chi Minh City with the Mekong delta, and is a near continuous ribbon of commercial development. The hinterland is largely agricultural, with many smallholdings specialising in growing a variety of fruits, including custard apples, [sweet mango] and pomelos in the fertile delta soils.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009. 

Coordinates: 10°25′01″N 106°04′59″E / 10.417°N 106.083°E / 10.417; 106.083