Vị Xuyên District

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Vị Xuyên District
Huyện Vị Xuyên
Rural district
Country  Vietnam
Region Northeast
Province Hà Giang
Capital Vị Xuyên
Area
 • Total 561 sq mi (1,452 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 87,164
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Vị Xuyên is a rural district of Hà Giang Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 87,164.[1] The district covers an area of 1,452 km². The district capital lies at Vị Xuyên.[1]

History[edit]

Until the Nguyễn Dynasty saw the growth of Hà Giang Vị Xuyên was the largest settlement in the area.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Vị Xuyên, Việt Lâm, Bạch Ngọc, Ngọc Minh, Trung Thành, Ngọc Linh, Linh Hồ, Việt Lâm, Đạo Đức, Phú Linh, Quảng Ngần, Thượng Sơn, Cao Bồ, Kim Linh, Kim Thạch, Phương Tiến, Lao Chải, Xín Chải, Thanh Đức, Thanh Thủy, Minh Tân, Phong Quang, Thuận Hòa, Tùng Bá.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ Tim Doling North East VietNam: mountains and ethnic minorities 2000 Page 98 "Throughout the medieval and early modern period, the largest settlement in the area was at Vị Xuyên, south of Hà Giang, but under the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802-1945) the town of Hà Giang - located on the east bank ot the Lô River in what is now the Trần Phủ District- began to grow steadily in size."

Coordinates: 22°45′00″N 104°49′59″E / 22.750°N 104.833°E / 22.750; 104.833