Yên Thế District

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Yên Thế District
Huyện Yên Thế
Rural district
Country  Vietnam
Province Bắc Giang
Capital Bố Hạ
Area
 • Land 116 sq mi (301 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 91,934
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)

Yên Thế is a rural district of Bắc Giang Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 91,934.[1] The district covers an area of 301 km2. The district capital lies at Bố Hạ.[1] This is the homeland of Struggle of Yên Thế's farmers.

History[edit]

The area was the base of the Yên Thế Insurrection which lasted from 1887-1913.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into two townships, Bố Hạ and Cầu Gồ, and communes:

Agriculture[edit]

The famous product of this district is cam sành - a hardy variety of southern ginseng which grows on the mountain of Chung Sơn in Yên Thế district.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ J. Wills Burke - Origines: the streets of Vietnam : a historical companion 2001 - Page 53 "Movement, this rebellion was most active in Yên Thế District, Bắc Giang Province. Under Để Thám's leadership, the Yên Thế Insurrection lasted for some 25 years (1887–1913). In an effort to suppress the insurrection, the French established a ...
  3. ^ Đức Thọ Ngô, Vạn Nguyên Nguyễn, Philippe Papin Đồng Khánh địa dư chí - Volume 2 2003- Page 1486 "Yams are produced by the inhabitants of the commune of Đình Bảng, district of Ðóng Ngạn. The hardy variety of southern ginseng grows on the mountain of Chung Sơn, district of Yên Thế, and angelica grows on the mountain of Tieu Sơn, ..

Coordinates: 21°31′01″N 106°07′59″E / 21.517°N 106.133°E / 21.517; 106.133