Vũ Quang

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Vu Quang
Vũ Quang
District
Country  Vietnam
Region North Central Coast
Province Hà Tĩnh
Capital Vũ Quang
Area
 • Total 249 sq mi (646 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 32,242
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Vu Quang, in the Hà Tĩnh Province of Vietnam's North Central Coast, is an area of steep mountains and dense rainforest. It is a very wet, hot area, whose mountains trap moisture coming in from the South China Sea. This creates a very stable, but inhospitable climate. It rains continually in the rainy season, and in the dry season there is much fog; consequently most surfaces are algae-coated and slippery. The local hunters prefer to stay out of the forest, setting snares and using dogs to chase animals into more accessible areas.

As of 2003 the district had a population of 32,242.[1] The district covers an area of 646 km². The district capital lies at Vũ Quang.[1]

History[edit]

Vũ Quang was used as a base by Phan Đình Phùng, the anti-colonial revolutionary, from 1885-96.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 

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Coordinates: 18°17′30″N 105°24′30″E / 18.29167°N 105.40833°E / 18.29167; 105.40833