Chợ Mới District, An Giang

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This article is about the rural district in An Giang Provice. For other places named Chợ Mới, see Chợ Mới.
Chợ Mới District
Huyện Chợ Mới
Rural district
Location in An Giang Province
Location in An Giang Province
Country  Vietnam
Province An Giang
Capital Chợ Mới
Population (2003)
 • Total 362,492
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)

Chợ Mới 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 362,492.[1] The district covers 355 km². The district's capital lies at Chợ Mới.[1]

In addition to the district capital Chợ Mới, there is one other urban subdivision, thị Trấn Mỹ Luông. The rural communes are: Kiến An, Kiến Thành, Mỹ Hội Đông, Nhơn Mỹ, Long Giang, Long Điền A, Long Điền B, Tân Mỹ, Mỹ Hiệp, Bình Phước Xuân, Long Kiến, An Thạch Trung, Hội An, Hòa Bình and Hoà An. The district is heavily criss-crossed by waterways in the delta, causing the district to consist of small islands. Hòa Hảo, Cao Đài, Protestantism and Roman Catholicism are the main religions.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved 13 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Sergei A. Blagov Caodaism: Vietnamese Traditionalism and Its Leap Into Modernity 2001 Page 67 "In 1928 Lẻ Van Trung persuaded Nguyễn Van Ca, a district chief of Chợ Mới, to join the new religion. Good luck charmsr̉ religious pictures and prayer books were sold. Nguyễn Van Ca helped and more than 3,000 Conversions were made, ..."

Coordinates: 10°33′N 105°24′E / 10.550°N 105.400°E / 10.550; 105.400