Mường Tè District

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Mường Tè District

Huyện Mường Tè
Country Vietnam
RegionNorthwest
ProvinceLai Châu
CapitalMường Tè
Area
 • Total1,034.50 sq mi (2,679.34 km2)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total39,921
Time zoneUTC+7 (UTC + 7)

Mường Tè is a rural district of Lai Châu Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. As of 2012, the district had a population of 39,921.[1] The district covers an area of 2,679.34 km². The district capital lies at Mường Tè town.[1] Mường is equivalent to Mueang.

In 2012, the eastern portion of Mường Tè District was separated to create Nậm Nhùn District.

The district includes 1 town (Mường Tè town) and 13 rural communes (Bum Nưa, Bum Tở, Kan Hồ, Ka Lăng, Mù Cả, Mường Tè, Nậm Khao, Pa Ủ, Pa Vệ Sử, Tá Bạ, Tà Tổng, Thu Lũm, Vàng San).

Geography[edit]

The district lies in the western part of Lai Châu Province, to the west of Nậm Nhùn District.[2] There are various ethnic minorities of Tai, Hmong, Lahu, Hani, Si La, Phunoi, etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Lai Chau Adminastrative Map (Map). Vietnam Bike Tours.

Coordinates: 22°19′59″N 103°34′59″E / 22.333°N 103.583°E / 22.333; 103.583