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Sa Dec city of Flower
|• Mayor||Phan Van Nhieu|
|• Total||58 km2 (22 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)|
|Registered residents only|
|Time zone||Vietnam (UTC+7)|
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.
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.
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Political and administrative system
Sa Dec has 9 subordinate administrative units;
- Ward 1
- Ward 2
- Ward 3
- Ward 4
- An Hòa ward
- Tân Quy Đông ward
- Tân Khánh Đông commune
- Tân Phú Đông commune
- Tân Quy Tây commune
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.
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- Sa Dec Encyclopædia Britannica
- Citypopulation.de entry (list of Vietnamese cities with populations)
- Swift Boat Coastal Base 13 page, with photos
- Article in Viet News Online about the Huynh Thuy Le house.
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