Hàm Thuận Bắc District

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Hàm Thuận Bắc District
Huyện Hàm Thuận Bắc
Rural district
Country  Vietnam
Region Southeast
Province Bình Thuận
Capital Ma Lâm
 • Total 493 sq mi (1,277 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 156,535
Time zone UTC+07:00 (Indochina Time)

Hàm Thuận Bắc is a rural district of Bình Thuận Province in the Southeast region of Vietnam. In 2003 the district had a population of 156,535.[1] The district covers an area of 1,277 square kilometres (493 square miles). The district capital lies at Ma Lâm.[1]

It is the site of the Hàm Thuận – Đa Mi hydroelectric power stations.


The district has two town-level (thị trấn) administrative units, Ma Lâm (population 13,391) and Phú Long (population 14,042), and 15 rural communes (xã): Đa Mi where the first dam is located, Đông Tiến, La Dạ, Đông Giang, Thuận Hòa, Hàm Phú, Thuận Minh, Hàm Liêm, Hàm Hiệp, Hàm Chính, Hàm Trí, Hồng Liêm, Hồng Sơn, Hàm Thắng and Hàm Đức.


Finds belonging to the Sa Huỳnh culture have been found in the district.[2] Hàm Thuận was established as an administrative area (phủ) in 1832 in the reign of Minh Mạng, and separated into North and South districts in 1983.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Viet Nam social sciences Ủy ban khoa học xã hội Việt Nam - 1991 Page 82 "Another finding belonging to the Sa Huynh culture in Central Vietnam includes an arm bone bearing a stone ring and preserved in a jar. This new find belongs to an archaeological site in Ham Thuan Bac district, Thuan Hai province. For the first time, human skeletons, stone and bronze axes and stone and ivory beads are discovered on an archaeological site in the Mekong delta. According to radiocarbon datings, they are dated back about 2,800 years ago."
  3. ^ Đại nam thực lục -Quốc sử quán triều Nguyễn, Viện sử học (Vietnam) Volume 5 - Page 352 "Tinh Bình Thuận : phủ Hàm Thuận là nơi nhiệu việc, huyện Hoà Đa là nơi nhiệu việc vừa,"

Coordinates: 11°10′01″N 108°04′59″E / 11.167°N 108.083°E / 11.167; 108.083