Nam Đông District

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Nam Dong District
Huyện Nam Đông
Rural district
Country  Vietnam
Region North Central Coastal
Province Thua Thien-Hue
Capital Khe Tre
Area
 • Total 251 sq mi (651 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 22,333
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Nam Đông is a rural district of Thua Thien – Hue province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 22,333.[1] The district covers an area of 651 km². The district capital lies at Khe Tre.[1]

Nam Dong is the southern gateway and key component in the economy of Thua Thien Hue Province. It is located in highlands and bounded by Quang Nam province in the south, Huong Thuy in the north, Phu Loc in the east and A Luoi prefecture in the west.

It has the least population of any district in Thua Thien Hue Province. There are 10,113 people of the ethnic minority (mainly Ka-tu people) and 13,295 ethnic Vietnamese and the female population is 11,493 (45.05%).

Its population density of 35.9 people/km2 is the least in the province.

The population of working age is 11,589. Of these, 74.2% work in agricultural, forestry, and aquatic; 7.64% work in industry and construction; 9.13% work in service and trade; and 10.19% work as civil servants.

Nam Dong is the smallest prefecture of Thua Thien Hue Province.

The terrain is rugged with hills and mountains. The lifestyle is difficult with a poor economy and the lack of material necessities. Total production value in 2007 is 280.389 millions VND. Agriculture, forestry and aquaculture comprise 107.638 millions VND (38.32%), mainly by planting fruit-trees, industrial crops, food crops, breeding, foresting such as rubber plant and exploiting forest products. There are 664 households living below the poverty line (13.98%).

Nam Dong had universal compulsory education in to the completion of secondary school until 2006, and the education rates were higher than in neighbouring districts. The region is now connected with internet access.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 20, 2009.