Thuận Thành District

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Thuận Thành District

Huyện Thuận Thành
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CountryFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Region Red River Delta
Province Bắc Ninh
CapitalHồ
Government
  SecretaryNguyen Van Hung
Area
  Total46 sq mi (118 km2)
Population
 (2009)
  Total144,536
  Density3,160/sq mi (1,222/km2)
Time zone UTC+7 (Indochina Time)
Area code(s) 262
Website http://www.thuanthanh.gov.vn/

Thuận Thành is a rural district of Bắc Ninh Province in the Red River Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2009 the district had a population of 144,536. The district covers an area of 116 km². The district capital lies at Hồ.

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Administrative subdivisions

The District is administratively divided into Hồ town and 19 rural communes (): An Bình, Đại Đồng Thành, Đình Tổ, Gia Đông, Hà Mãn, Hoài Thượng, Mão Điền, Nghĩa Đạo, Ngũ Thái, Nguyệt Đức, Ninh Xá, Song Hồ, Song Liễu, Thanh Khương, Trạm Lộ, Trí Quả and Xuân Lâm.

Culture

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Dâu Pagoda

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References

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Coordinates: 21°03′00″N106°04′59″E / 21.050°N 106.083°E / 21.050; 106.083