Tân Uyên District, Bình Dương

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For the district in Lai Châu Province in NW Vietnam, see Tân Uyên District, Lai Châu.
Tân Uyên District
Huyện Tân Uyên
Rural district
Vĩnh Tân, Tân Uyên, Bình Dương, Việt Nam.jpg
Country  Vietnam
Region Southeast
Province Bình Dương
Capital Uyên Hưng
Area
 • Total 229.073 sq mi (593.296 km2)
Population (2009)
 • Total 157,187
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Tân Uyên is a rural district of Bình Dương Province in the Southeast region of Vietnam, about 20 miles north-west of Ho Chi Minh City. As of 2009, the district had a population of 157,187. The district covers an area of 593.296 km². The district capital lies at Uyên Hưng.[1]

The area was already an important local centre in the Nguyen dynasty and French periods.[2][3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Tân Uyên district is divided into 19 communes (Tân Bình, Vĩnh Tân, Phú Chánh, Tân Vĩnh Hiệp, Khánh Bình, Thạnh Phước, Bạch Đằng, Tân Mỹ, Thường Tân, Lạc An, Tân Thành, Tân Lập, Tân Định, Hội Nghĩa, Bình Mỹ, Hiếu Liêm, Đất Cuốc, Tân Hiệp, Thạnh Hội) and 3 towns (Uyên Hưng, Tân Phước Khánh, Thái Hòa).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CHÍNH PHỦ 36/NQ-CP". 
  2. ^ "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved 13 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Bulletins de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris - Page 109 1889 "Je repartais à quatre heures par la voiture de Tân-uyên, centre important sur le Don-naï, situé à 14 kilomètres de Hiên-hoà par voie de terre. Au treizième kilomètre, nous descendons de voiture et nous coupons à travers champs, pour nous ..."

Coordinates: 11°07′59″N 106°49′59″E / 11.133°N 106.833°E / 11.133; 106.833