Cát Tiên District
Location in Lâm Đồng Province
|Province||Lâm Đồng Province|
|• Total||165 sq mi (428 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC + 7 (UTC+7)|
As of 2003 the district had a population of 41,706 and includes the historic centre with one of the greatest concentrations of the Mạ people. The district covers an area of 428 km². The district capital lies at Cát Tiên.
The district is in the southwest of the province. The northern edge border Đăk R'Lấp (in Đắk Nông Province), the northwest and west border Bù Đăng in Bình Phước Province, the south borders Tân Phú District, Đồng Nai, the east borderd Đạ Tẻh và Bảo Lâm. The upper sources of the Đồng Nai River are in the district. The Đa Dâng River is the northern, southern and western boundary of the district.
The district consists of small mountains and hills as the Central Highlands dissipates into plains. The average elevation is 400 m. The soil is rich and moist. The area is often flooded during the monsoon.
Aside from the district seat, the following communes in the district: Đức Phổ, Gia Viễn, Mỹ Lâm, Nam Ninh, Phước Cát 1, Phước Cát 2, Quảng Ngãi, Tư Nghĩa, Tiên Hoàng, Phù Mỹ and Đồng Nai Thượng.
91% of the population works in agriculture. The most important crops are soybeans, strawberries, wheat. Buffaloes can also be seen grazing in the area.
- "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009.