Lệ Thủy District

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Lệ Thủy District

Huyện Lệ Thủy
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Kiến Giang Town, the district seat of Lệ Thủy
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Lệ Thủy District
Coordinates: 17°13′N106°48′E / 17.217°N 106.800°E / 17.217; 106.800 Coordinates: 17°13′N106°48′E / 17.217°N 106.800°E / 17.217; 106.800
CountryFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Region North Central Coast
Province Quảng Bình
CapitalKiến Giang
Area
  Total548.47 sq mi (1,420.52 km2)
Time zone UTC+07:00 (Indochina Time)

Lệ Thủy ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ) is a district of Quảng Bình Province in the North Central Coast of Vietnam. The district borders Quảng Ninh District on the north, Vĩnh Linh District (Quảng Trị Province) on the south, Laos on the west (with the Annamite Range as natural borderline). Lệ Thủy central is 40 km south of the provincial capital Đồng Hới. The district government seat is Kiến Giang Township. The district area is 1420.52 km2, population: 140,804 (1998). [1] [2] Lệ Thủy District is home to Võ Nguyên Giáp and the family of Ngô Đình Diệm. Economy bases on agriculture, mainly rice culture. Mỹ Trạch massacre by French army happened here on 29 November 1947.

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Subdivisions

This district has two townlets and 25 communes ()

Hồng Thủy, Ngư Hoà, Ngư Thủy, Thanh Thủy, Lộc Thủy, Hoa Thủy, Cam Thủy, Liên Thủy, Phong Thủy, An Thủy, Sơn Thủy, Ngân Thủy, Hải Thủy, Hưng Thủy, Tân Thủy, Xuân Thủy, Dương Thủy, Mai Thủy, Phú Thủy, Mỹ Thủy, Sen Thủy, Trường Thủy, Văn Thủy, Kim Thủy, Thái Thủy. [3]

CommunesArea (km2)Population (2009) [4] Density (inhabitants/km2)
Kiến Giang 3.146,3412019.4
Lệ Ninh 11.354,836426
An Thủy 22.769,610433.66
Cam Thủy 13.803,684266.95
Dương Thủy 9.34,146445.8
Hoa Thủy 17.257,273421.6
Hồng Thủy 29.58,191380.97
Hưng Thủy 21.76,138282.8
Kim Thủy 484.753,3096.82
Lâm Thủy 242.971,2605.18
Liên Thủy 6.988,083160.59
Lộc Thủy 7.754,155536.1
Mai Thủy 19.776,060306.5
Mỹ Thủy 13.645,011367.37
Phong Thuỷ 9.967,016704.4
Phú Thủy 45.666,748147.78
Sen Thủy 75.25,40971.9
Sơn Thủy 25.887,184277.5
Ngân Thủy 167.711,74210.38
Ngư Thủy Bắc 31.383,584114.2
Ngư Thủy Nam 9.72,831311
Ngư Thủy Trung 13.42,152160.59
Tân Thủy 19.915,942298.4
Thanh Thủy 14.25,380378.87
Thái Thủy 55.34,57082.6
Trường Thủy 20.751,57976
Văn Thủy 15.12,698178.67
Xuân Thủy 6.85,241770.73

Geography

Bang Spa in Le Thuy BangSpa9.jpg
Bang Spa in Lệ Thủy
Kien Giang River in Le Thuy Kien Giang River4.JPG
Kiến Giang River in Lệ Thủy
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The seaside with sand dunes in Lệ Thủy

The western portion of the district is characterized by the Annamite Range, where the Ho Chi Minh trail ran through in Vietnam War. The area slope is lower towards the east to the narrow plain of Kiến Giang River. The east side is the coastline with a range of sand dunes (with the width of around 10 km). The seasides here are wild and clean with several fishing villages. The district is home to Bang Spa, a mineral hot spring and is also a regular tourist destination.

Economy

The district's economy is largely based on agriculture and forestry. The district has two townships: Kiến Giang Township and Nông Trường Lệ Ninh. There are some fine sand beaches along the South China Sea coast and a hot mineral spring in the west of this district but they are mainly visited by local inhabitants only.

Transportation

The National Route 1A, Ho Chi Minh Highway, and Hanoi-Saigon Railway run through the district.

Famous residents

Hoang Phuc Pagoda in My Thuy, Le Thuy HoangPhucPagoda3.jpg
Hoang Phuc Pagoda in My Thuy, Le Thuy

Culture

This district is home to Hò khoan Lệ Thủy.

Former location name before 1945

Thủy Liên Canton (Tổng Thủy Liên)

Mỹ Trạch Canton

Phong Lộc Canton

Thạch Xá Canton

Thượng Phong Lộc Canton

Xuân Lai Canton

Mỹ Lộc Canton

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References

  1. Quảng Bình Year Book and Quảng Bình Province official website
  2. "Vietnam Districts".
  3. Quang Binh Year Book and Quang Binh Province official website
  4. Official website of Quang Binh Province