Phước Long District, Bạc Liêu Province

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Phước Long District
Huyện Phước Long
Rural district
Location in Bạc Liêu Province
Location in Bạc Liêu Province
Country  Vietnam
Province Bạc Liêu
Area
 • Total 156.3 sq mi (404.8 km2)
Population (2004)
 • Total 106,000
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)
Not to be confused with Phước Long, Bình Phước, a town on the border with Cambodia, site of a major battle.

Phước Long is a rural district of Bạc Liêu Province in the Mekong Delta region at the southern tip Vietnam. The district was once a part of the old Minh Hải Province and was established on 29 December 1978, with 19 communes and 1 town. It was merged with Hồng Dân District on 17 May 1984. On 25 September 2000 the district was separated from Hồng Dân District. As of 2004 the district had a population of 106,000. The district covers 404.8  km². In 2009, bird flu killed 30 ducks in the district.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into one township Phước Long and the communes of Phong Thạnh Tây A, Phong Thạnh Tây B, Vĩnh Phú Đông, Vĩnh Phú Tây, Hưng Phú and Vĩnh Thanh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bird flu recurs in Bac Lieu province". VOV Online. February 18, 2009.