Tuần Giáo District

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Tuần Giáo District
Huyện Tuần Giáo
Rural district
District location in northern Vietnam
District location in northern Vietnam
Country  Vietnam
Region Northwest
Province Dien Bien
Capital Tuần Giáo
 • Total 611 sq mi (1,583 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 104,185
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)

Tuần Giáo is a rural district of Điện Biên Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. As of 2003, the district had a population of 104,185.[1] The district covers an area of 1,583 km². The district capital lies at Tuần Giáo.[1]

Tuần Giáo earthquake 1983-M=6.7 happened in 14 h of the 24th June, 1983, 11 km northeast of the Tuần Giáo Townlet, causing heavy losses to the Tuần Giáo district and surrounding areas. After the event, series of aftershocks occurred. The strongest aftershock occurred in 15 July 1983 in the same place of maximum magnitude M = 5.4.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Tuan Giao has 14 administrative units, including 1 town and 13 communes:


Coordinates: 21°40′01″N 103°19′59″E / 21.667°N 103.333°E / 21.667; 103.333