Dầu Tiếng District

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Dầu Tiếng District
Huyện Dầu Tiếng
Rural district
Country  Vietnam
Region South East
Province Bình Dương
Capital Dầu Tiếng
Area
 • Total 280 sq mi (720 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 92,592
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Dầu Tiếng is a rural district of Bình Dương Province in the Southeast region of Vietnam. As of 2003, the district had a population of 92,592.[1] The district covers an area of 720 km². The district capital lies at Dầu Tiếng.[1]

The district had a base with the same name during the war in Vietnam. Dầu Tiếng Base Camp played a prominent role in the fighting around northern III Corps. On 23 February 1969, the NVA launched a large scale attack on the base to coincide with their Tet 1969 campaign.[2] They managed to penetrate the perimeter and push their way into the base's motor pool and heavy fighting continued for several hours along the southern, southwestern and southeastern portions of the perimeter until the NVA withdrew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ Pike, Thomas F., Operations & Intelligence, III Corps Reporting: Tet 1969, 2016, ISBN 978-1-534-79903-5, pp 195-203