Sơn Tịnh District

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Coordinates: 15°10′N 108°52′E / 15.167°N 108.867°E / 15.167; 108.867

Sơn Tịnh District
Huyện Sơn Tịnh
District
Country  Vietnam
Region South Central Coast
Province Quảng Ngãi
Capital Son Tinh
Area
 • Total 133 sq mi (344 km2)
Population (2003)[1]
 • Total 192,841
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Sơn Tịnh (About this sound listen) is a district of Quảng Ngãi Province, in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam, situated to the northeast of the town of Quảng Ngãi. The hamlet of Mỹ Lai of the Sơn Mỹ village, Tinh Khe commune was the site of the massacre of non-combatants committed by United States Army troops in 1968, today documented in Son My Memorial Park in Son My's sub-hamlet of Tu Cung.

My Khe Beach is an attractive 8 km long beach situated in the Co Luy Village of Tinh Khe commune.

Tinh Phong Industrial Park (khu công nghiệp Tịnh Phong) is located in Son Tinh District. Dai Cat Tuong textile factory (owned by Vinatex) is located here.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district has 21 communes (xã):

  • Thị trấn Sơn Tịnh
  • Tịnh Long
  • Tịnh An
  • Tịnh Châu
  • Tịnh Thiện
  • Tịnh Hòa
  • Tịnh Kỳ
  • Tịnh Sơn
  • Tịnh Hà
  • Tịnh Thọ
  • Tịnh Ấn Đông
  • Tịnh Ấn Tây
  • Tịnh Khê
  • Tịnh Bình
  • Tịnh Đông
  • Tịnh Trà
  • Tịnh Giang
  • Tịnh Minh
  • Tịnh Hiệp
  • Tịnh Bắc

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Vinatex mua lại công ty thua lỗ ở Quảng Ngãi". The Saigon Times. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 

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