Sa Đéc

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Sa Dec
Sa Dec city ​​of Flower
Sadek
Provincial City
Sadec
Sa Dec is located in Vietnam
Sa Dec
Sa Dec
Downtown of Sa Dec
Coordinates: 10°18′00″N 105°46′0.12″E / 10.30000°N 105.7667000°E / 10.30000; 105.7667000
Country Vietnam
Province Đồng Tháp
Government
 • Mayor Phan Van Nhieu
Area
 • Total 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 152,500
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
  Registered residents only
Time zone  Vietnam (UTC+7)
Website http://sadec.dongthap.gov.vn

Sa Đéc (Khmer: ផ្សារ ដែក / Phsar Dek, Chinese: 沙的) is a provincial city in Đồng Tháp Province (Sa Đéc and Kiến Phong) in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam. It is a river port and agricultural and industrial trading center, The Sa Dec economic zone consists of Chau Thanh, Lai Vung and Lap Vo districts. During the Vietnam War in 1966 and 1967, it was the site of an American PBR (Patrol Boat, River) base. Later on, it became a Swift Boat base, as well.

Before the nineteenth century, it was the capital of Dong Khau Dao, and it was known as one of the largest cities in the Mekong Delta.

Thien Hau pagoda
Sa Đéc Industrial zone
Sa Đéc market
Sa Đéc Flower Village

Today, the city has a population of approximately 152,500. There are three industrial zones in this city, designated by the codes A, C1, and C. They attract a large number of businessmen from the Mekong Delta region.

Political and administrative system[edit]

Sa Dec has 9 subordinate administrative units;

  • Ward
  1. Ward 1
  2. Ward 2
  3. Ward 3
  4. Ward 4
  5. An Hòa ward
  6. Tân Quy Đông ward
  • Commune
  1. Tân Khánh Đông commune
  2. Tân Phú Đông commune
  3. Tân Quy Tây commune

Economy[edit]

In literature[edit]

The French writer Marguerite Duras lived in Sa Đéc during a three- to four-year period between 1928 and 1932. Her mother ran a school on the corner of Hùng Vương and Hồ Xuân Hương, where a school still exists today (now it is Trung Vuong Primary School). Duras met Huynh Thuy Le, the son of a wealthy Chinese family, and the two became involved in a love affair that became the basis for Duras's 1984 Prix Goncourt-winning novel, The Lover. The house of Huynh Thuy Le, at 255A Nguyen Hue Street, for many years an office for a government agency, has from 2007 been open to the public, with guides offering tours in French, English and Vietnamese.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard, m. Movie Review. Wall Street journal.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°18′00″N 105°46′00″E / 10.3°N 105.7667°E / 10.3; 105.7667