Thới Bình District

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Thới Bình District
Huyện Thới Bình
Rural district
Districts of Cà Mau Province
Districts of Cà Mau Province
Country  Vietnam
Province Cà Mau
Capital Thới Bình
Area
 • Total 244 sq mi (631 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 138,763
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Thới Bình is a rural district of Cà Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 138,763.[1] The district covers an area of 631 km². The district capital lies at Thới Bình.[1] Thới Bình borders U Minh District to the west, Kiên Giang Province to the north, Bạc Liêu Province to the east and northeast, and Cà Mau to the south.

As a district under in the Cà Mau Peninsula and Mekong Delta, Thới Bình is typical of the area, with low-lying and salty floodplains. Part of the district lies in the U Minh Thượng National Park. The main economic activity in the district is aquaculture, particularly prawn and blue crab farming. Trem River, a tributary of the Ông Đốc River is the only waterway flowing through this district.

Divisions[edit]

The district is divided into communes:

Thới Bình the district seat, Tân Phú, Tân Lộc, Biển Bạch, Biển Bạch Đông, Hồ Thị Kỷ, Trí Phải

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009. 

Coordinates: 9°25′01″N 105°10′01″E / 9.417°N 105.167°E / 9.417; 105.167