Núi Thành District

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Núi Thành District

Huyện Núi Thành
Vùng nuôi tôm trên cát xã Tam Tiến - Núi Thành - Quảng Nam - panoramio.jpg
CountryVietnam
RegionSouth Central Coast
ProvinceQuảng Nam Province
CapitalNúi Thành
Area
 • Total206 sq mi (533 km2)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total162,050
 • Density690/sq mi (266/km2)
Time zoneUTC+7 (UTC + 7)

Núi Thành (About this soundlisten) is a district (huyện) of Quảng Nam Province in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 142,020.[1] The district covers an area of 533 km². The district capital lies at Núi Thành.[1]

The Núi Thành District has the biggest gas warehouse of the central area of Vietnam: Total Gas & Power Co. Ltd's Ky Ha gas warehouse, near the Ky Ha Fishing Port[2] (it was previously a military air base, Cf. List of United States Marine Corps installations#Vietnam). A THACO-Kia automobile plant is located in the district.[3]

Nui Thanh is also the home to the Chu Lai International Airport which is renovated from the abandoned Chu Lai Air Base in Vietnam War. As of 2015, the airport provides direct daily flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

History[edit]

This district was founded on December 3, 1983 when Tam Ky district is partitioned into Nui Thanh District and provincial city Tam Ky of Quang Nam – Da Nang province. Since November 26, 1996, the district is a division of Quang Nam province with Nui Thanh town as the district center and 16 communes: Tam Anh Bắc, Tam Anh Nam, Tam Giang, Tam Hải, Tam Hiệp, Tam Hòa, Tam Mỹ Đông, Tam Mỹ Tây, Tam Nghĩa, Tam Quang, Tam Sơn, Tam Thạnh, Tam Tiến, Tam Trà, Tam Xuân 1, Tam Xuân 2.

No Name of subdivision Area (ha) Population (people)
1 Núi Thành town 457,48 10.001
2 Tam Xuân 1 commune 1.727,25 12.341
3 Tam Xuân 2 commune 2.359,28 11.891
4 Tam Tiến commune 2.091,43 11.371
5 Tam Sơn commune 5.402,46 4.664
6 Tam Thạnh commune 5.395,80 4.056
7 Tam Anh Bắc 2.100 6.409
8 Tam Anh Nam 2.191 9.316
9 Tam Hòa 2.260,81 8.563
10 Tam Hiệp 3.758,36 10.217
11 Tam Hải 1.560,71 7.925
12 Tam Giang 1.150,75 5.995
13 Tam Quang 1.137,97 13.026
14 Tam Nghĩa 5.167,75 11.815
15 Tam Mỹ Đông 1.727 6.400
16 Tam Mỹ Tây 5.104 5.869
17 Tam Trà 9.712,62 2.886

Source: Quang Nam Home Department, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 20, 2009.
  2. ^ "Ky Ha fishing port photos". talkvietnam.com. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.chulaicomplex.vn/

Coordinates: 15°25′01″N 108°34′59″E / 15.417°N 108.583°E / 15.417; 108.583