Châu Phú District

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Châu Phú District
Huyện Châu Phú
District
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Location in An Giang Province
Location in An Giang Province
Country  Vietnam
Province An Giang
Capital Cái Dầu
Area
 • Total 164 sq mi (426 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 244,305
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)

Châu Phú is a rural district (huyện) of An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003, the district had a population of 244,305.[1] The district covers an area of 426 km². The district capital lies at Cái Dầu.[1] There are some festivals here: "Bình Thủy temple worshiping", "Sir Tây An worshiping"...

Châu Phú is located 20 km south of Long Xuyên and 20 km north of Châu Đốc, the main towns in the province.

The district comprises 12 communes and one thị trấn: Khánh Hòa, Mỹ Đức, Mỹ Phú, Ô Long Vĩ, Vĩnh Thạnh Trung, Thạnh Mỹ Tây, Bình Long, Đào Hữu Cảnh, Bình Phú, Bình Chánh, Bình Mỹ, thị trấn Cái Dầu.

The majority of the population follows the Hòa Hảo religious sect.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 10°34′59″N 105°10′01″E / 10.583°N 105.167°E / 10.583; 105.167