Củ Chi District

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Cu Chi District
Huyện Củ Chi
Suburban district
Position in metropolitan area of HCMC
Position in metropolitan area of HCMC
Cu Chi District is located in Vietnam
Cu Chi District
Cu Chi District
Location in Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°02′17″N 106°30′20″E / 10.03806°N 106.50556°E / 10.03806; 106.50556Coordinates: 10°02′17″N 106°30′20″E / 10.03806°N 106.50556°E / 10.03806; 106.50556
Country  Vietnam
Centrally governed city Ho Chi Minh City
Seat Quarter 7, Cu Chi Town
Town, communes 1 thị trấn, 20 xã
Area
 • Total 435 km2 (168 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 355,822
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Main ethnic groups predominantly Kinh
Time zone ICT (UTC+07)
Website cuchi.hochiminhcity.gov.vn

Củ Chi is a suburban district of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

During the American War from 1967,[citation needed] it served as base for the 269th Aviation Battalion of the United States Army.

It is famous for its Củ Chi tunnels, which were constructed during the Vietnam War, and served as headquarters for the Viet Cong. Today, the district has many industrial zones.

As of 2010, the district had a population of 355,822. It covers an area of 435 km².[1] The district capital lies at Củ Chi Town.

Administration[edit]

The district consists of 1 town and 20 communes:

  • District capital: Củ Chi Town
  • Communes:
  • Phú Hòa Đông
  • Tân Thạnh Đông
  • Tân Thạnh Tây
  • Tân An Hội
  • Tân Thông Hội
  • Trung An
  • Phước Vĩnh An
  • Hòa Phú
  • Thái Mỹ
  • Phước Thạnh
  • An Phú
  • Trung Lập Thượng
  • Nhuận Đức
  • Phạm Văn Cội
  • Bình Mỹ
  • Phước Hiệp
  • Trung Lập Hạ
  • Tân Phú Trung
  • Phú Mỹ Hưng
  • An Nhơn Tây

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HCMC's Population and population density in 2010 by district". HCMC Office of Statistics. Retrieved Feb 4, 2014.