Vĩnh Tường District

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Vĩnh Tường District
Huyện Vĩnh Tường
Rural district
Motto: Vinh Tuong Native Rice (Quê Lúa Vĩnh Tường)
Country  Vietnam
Region Red River Delta
Province Vĩnh Phúc
Main town Vĩnh Tường town
Government
 • Type People's Committee
 • President of the People's Committee Bùi Minh Hồng
Area
 • Total 55 sq mi (142 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 189,970
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Vĩnh Tường is a rural district of Vĩnh Phúc Province in the Red River Delta region of northern Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 189,970.[1] The district covers an area of 142 km². The district capital lies at Vĩnh Tường.[1]

Vĩnh Tường includes 3 towns (thị trấn) and 26 communes (xã):

  • 3 towns: Vĩnh Tường (main town, administrative center); Thổ Tang (Trade Center) & Tứ Trưng.
  • 26 communes: Vĩnh Ninh, Phú Đa, Lũng Hoà, Tân Cương, Đại Đồng, Cao Đại, Tuân Chính, Bồ Sao, Vĩnh Sơn, Bình Dương, Vân Xuân, Tam Phúc, Phú Thịnh, Lý Nhân, An Tường, Vĩnh Thịnh, Yên Bình, Tân Tiến, Vũ Di, Thượng Trưng, Chấn Hưng, Ngũ Kiên, Kim Xá, Yên Lập, Việt Xuân, Nghĩa Hưng.

The district's main occupation is agriculture, with the main products are rice, maize, soya. It is famous for many craft villages, as villages Bích Chu & Thủ Độ (carpentry), Lý Nhân (blacksmith), and Thổ Tang (wholesale trade). Otherwise, there are some celebrities, such as, female poet Hồ Xuân Hương, Nguyễn Viết Xuân (artillery commander, revolutionary martyr), Lê Xoay (revolutionary martyr).

In terms of culture, most Vĩnh Tường's people have no religion at all, but main bilief is ancestor worship. Beside the traditional festivals, there is a regional particular festival. It is a party of 18 communes in the district (such as An Tường, Tuân Chính ...) with two main dishes is Chưng cake (Square or cylinder glutinous rice green cake, filled with green bean paste and fat pork) and Dày cake (round sticky rice white cake), are made from glutinous rice. Most of the people of Vĩnh Tường that expatriates will want to visit their homeland during the occasion.

On geographical location, it borders with Yên Lạc district (east), Lập Thạch district and Vĩnh Yên city (north), Việt Trì city of Phú Thọ Province (west), Ba Vì district of Hà Nội (west, separated by the Red River), Phúc Thọ district & Sơn Tây city of Hà Nội (south, separated by the Red River).

References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 21°15′00″N 105°28′59″E / 21.250°N 105.483°E / 21.250; 105.483