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As of 2003 the district had a population of 63,118. The district covers an area of 199 km². The district capital lies at An Khê.
Located on the main highway, QL-19 between Qui Nhơn on the coast and Pleiku in the Central Highlands, An Khe was of strategic significance during the Vietnam War. In August 1965 the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division established their main base, Camp Radcliff at An Khê. Camp Radcliff remained in use by various U.S. Army units until late-1970 after which it was turned over to the ARVN.