Lai Vung District

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Lai Vung
District
Location in Đồng Tháp Province
Location in Đồng Tháp Province
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Province Đồng Tháp Province
Capital Lai Vung
Area
 • Total 85 sq mi (219 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 160,125
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Lai Vung is a district (huyện) of Đồng Tháp Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.

As of 2003 the district had a population of 160,125.[1] The district covers an area of 220 km². The district capital lies at Lai Vung.[1] This district is famous for its Mandarin orange which usually ripens in Tết holiday season and for the master craftman of boat in Long Hau commune. Other specialities are nem- a kind of fermented pork and Phong Hoa pomelo.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the dominant system in this district with many residents focusing on rice farming and fruit cultivation. Since 2006, an industrial zone has been established to encourage manufacturing.

Divisions[edit]

The district is divided into communes:

  • Lai Vung
  1. Phong Hòa
  2. Định Hòa
  3. Tân Hòa
  4. Vĩnh Thới
  5. Long Thắng
  6. Hòa Long
  7. Tân Thành
  8. Tân Phước
  9. Long Hậu
  10. Tân Dương
  11. Hòa Thành

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 10°13′01″N 105°40′01″E / 10.217°N 105.667°E / 10.217; 105.667