Thoại Sơn District

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Thoai Son District
Huyện Thoại Sơn
District
Óc Eo
Location in An Giang Province
Location in An Giang Province
Country  Vietnam
Province An Giang Province
Capital Nui Sap
Area
 • Total 176 sq mi (456 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 187,620
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Thoại Sơn is a rural district (huyện) of An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.

As of 2003 the district had a population of 187,620.[1] The district covers an area of 456 km². The district capital lies at Nui Sap.[1]

The Óc Eo vestige of the Kingdom of Funan locates here and they are believed to be from a trading port dating to between the 1st and 7th centuries CE. Thoại Sơn borders Châu Thành to the north, Tri Tôn to the west, Long Xuyên to the east and Kiên Giang Province to the south.

The district is the location of Sap mountain, Ba The mountain and the Hồ Ông Thoại tourist region.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 10°19′59″N 105°15′00″E / 10.333°N 105.250°E / 10.333; 105.250