Quảng Trạch District

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Quảng Hòa Quảng Trạch
Huyện Quảng Trạch
Country  Vietnam
Region North Central Coast
Province Quảng Bình
Capital Ba Đồn
Area
 • Total 236 sq mi (612 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 199,659
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Quảng Trạch (About this sound listen) is a district of Quảng Bình Province in the North Central Coast of Vietnam. The district capital is Ba Đồn. This district is divided into 34 commune-level subdivisions and faces the South China Sea.

The Hòn La Economic Zone is located in this district. Hòn La has a capacity for vessels up to 10,000 metric tons, and may handle up to 12 million metric tons at full capacity. A coal-fueled thermalelectrical plant with a total designed capacity of 2,400 MW was built by Petrovietnam in 2009.[1][2]

Subdivisions[edit]

As of 2007 the district had a population of 199,659.[3] The district covers an area of 612 km². The district capital lies at Ba Đồn.[3]

Trần Nhân Tông founded the Tri Kien temple in present-day Bố Trạch.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petro Vietnam làm chủ đầu tư dự án Trung tâm điện lực Quảng Trạch
  2. ^ "1.300 tỷ đồng xây dựng cảng Hòn La giai đoạn hai". Tiền Phong. 2008-01-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  4. ^ Nguyẽ̂n Tài Thư The History of Buddhism in Vietnam Page 147 2008 "TRAN NHAN TONG, FOUNDER OF THE TRUC LAM SECT The history of the cloistering of the Truc Lam sect's ... came up to the camp Bo Chinh 67 where he built the small temple Tri Kien; and in 1301, he came to Champa to meet the King ..." 67Present day Bo Trach, Quang Trach district, Binh Tri Thien province.

Coordinates: 17°49′59″N 106°25′01″E / 17.833°N 106.417°E / 17.833; 106.417