Hồng Dân District

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Hồng Dân District
Huyện Hồng Dân
Rural district
Location in Bạc Liêu Province
Location in Bạc Liêu Province
Country  Vietnam
Province Bạc Liêu
Capital Ngan Dừa
Area
 • Total 164 sq mi (424 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 95,182
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Hồng Dân is a rural district of Bạc Liêu Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 95,182 .[1] The district covers an area of 424 km². The district capital lies at Ngan Dừa.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided administratively into 1 township Ngan Dừa (capital) and communes: Vĩnh Lộc, Lộc Ninh, Ninh Thạnh Lợi, Ninh Hoà, Ninh Quới, Ninh Quới A.

Economy[edit]

Proportion of the sector in GDP by districts as follows: Agriculture 73%, industry and construction 13%, trade and services 14%.

Value of agricultural production increased on average 5-6% annually. Industrial and handicraft industry average from 14-15%. Total income 250 billion 386 million (per capita VND 2,763,000 - equivalent to 184 USD)

The district also has 8,000 ha dedicated to shrimp farming, fish 400 ha, 2,570 ha pineapple, sugar cane 1,022 ha, and 1,505 ha for coconut.

Traditional handicrafts also employ more than 10,000 in knitting, textile making, lace trade, carpentry, etc.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 9°25′01″N 105°25′01″E / 9.417°N 105.417°E / 9.417; 105.417