Phước Long, Bình Phước

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Phước Long
Thị xã Phước Long
Town
Long Phước, Phước Long, Bình Phước, Việt Nam.jpg
Country  Vietnam
Region Southeast
Province Bình Phước
Area
 • Total 45.88 sq mi (118.83 km2)
Population (2009)
 • Total 50,019
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (420/km2)
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)

Phước Long is a district-level town in Bình Phước Province, in the Southeast region of Vietnam on the border with Cambodia. It was the site of the Battle of Phước Long, a decisive battle during the Vietnam War.[1]

The current administrative unit was established in 2009 from part of old Phước Long District, Thác Mơ township and Phước Bình township. It covers 118,83 km2 and has a population of 50,019 as of 2009.[2] Bù Gia Mập District was established from the other part of old Phước Long District.

The town has seven subdivisions, including Long Thủy, Thác Mơ, Sơn Giang, Phước Bình, Long Phước, and communes of Long Giang and Phước Tín.

It borders with Bù Đăng District in the east, Bù Gia Mập District in the north, west and south.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spencer C. Tucker Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History Oxford University Press
  2. ^ Vietnam Government Web Portal