Quảng Trạch District

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Quảng Trạch District

Huyện Quảng Trạch
CountryFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Region North Central Coast
Province Quảng Bình
Capital Quảng Phương
  Total174.02 sq mi (450.70 km2)
  Density550/sq mi (212/km2)
Time zone UTC+7 (Indochina Time)

Quảng Trạch ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ) is a district of Quảng Bình Province in the North Central Coast of Vietnam.

The Hòn La Economic Zone is located in this district. Hòn La has a capacity for vessels up to 10,000 metric tons, and may handle up to 12 million metric tons at full capacity. A coal-fueled thermoelectric plant with a total designed capacity of 2,400 MW was built by Petrovietnam in 2009. [1] [2]

As of 2013 the district had a population of 95,542. The district covers an area of 450.70 km². The district capital lies at Quảng Phương.


Quảng Trạch District is subdivided into 18 rural communes, including Quảng Phương (district capital), Cảnh Dương, Cảnh Hóa, Liên Trường, Phù Hóa, Quảng Châu, Quảng Đông, Quảng Hợp, Quảng Hưng, Quảng Kim, Quảng Lưu, Quảng Phú, Quảng Thạch, Quảng Thanh, Quảng Tiến, Quảng Tùng and Quảng Xuân.

Before 2013, the district capital was Ba Đồn township. However, on December 20th, 2013, Ba Đồn township and the rural communes of Quảng Hải, Quảng Hòa, Quảng Lộc, Quảng Long, Quảng Minh, Quảng Phong, Quảng Phúc, Quảng Sơn, Quảng Tân, Quảng Thọ, Quảng Thuận, Quảng Thủy, Quảng Tiên, Quảng Trung and Quảng Văn were separated from the district to form the new district-level town of Ba Đồn.

Trần Nhân Tông founded the Tri Kien temple in present-day Bố Trạch. [3]

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  1. Petro Vietnam làm chủ đầu tư dự án Trung tâm điện lực Quảng Trạch
  2. "1.300 tỷ đồng xây dựng cảng Hòn La giai đoạn hai". Tiền Phong. 2008-01-27. Archived from the original on 2008-03-28.
  3. Nguyẽ̂n Tài Thư The History of Buddhism in Vietnam Page 147 2008 "TRAN NHAN TONG, FOUNDER OF THE TRUC LAM SECT The history of the cloistering of the Truc Lam sect's ... came up to the camp Bo Chinh 67 where he built the small temple Tri Kien; and in 1301, he came to Champa to meet the King ..." 67Present day Bo Trach, Quang Trach district, Binh Tri Thien province.

Coordinates: 17°47′4″N106°23′50″E / 17.78444°N 106.39722°E / 17.78444; 106.39722