Tri Tôn District

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Tri Tôn District
Huyện Tri Tôn
District
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Location in An Giang Province
Location in An Giang Province
Country  Vietnam
Province An Giang
Capital Tri Tôn
Area
 • Total 231 sq mi (598 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 118,648
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)

Tri Tôn 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 118,648.[1] The district covers an area of 598 km². The district capital lies at Tri Tôn and is 44 kilometres away from Châu Đốc.[1] There is a sacred mountain system named Seven Mountains here where Bửu Sơn Kỳ Hương's monks live.

It is the largest and most sparsely populated of the districts in An Giang, being quite mountainous.

It was the location of the Ba Chúc massacre committed by the Khmer Rouge in 1978, which was part of a series of cross-border incursions that prompted a Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into two townships, Tri Tôn (district capital) and Ba Chúc and the communes of Châu Lăng, Lương Phi, Vĩnh Phước, Lương An Trà, Lạc Quới, Vĩnh Gia, Núi Tô, An Tức, Ô Lâm, Cô Tô, Tà Đảnh, Tân Tuyến.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 10°25′01″N 105°00′00″E / 10.417°N 105.000°E / 10.417; 105.000