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Vĩnh Tường District

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Vĩnh Tường District
Huyện Vĩnh Tường
Official seal of Vĩnh Tường District
Motto(s): 
Vinh Tuong Native Rice (Quê Lúa Vĩnh Tường)
Dinh tho tang 3.jpg
Coordinates:
Country Vietnam
RegionRed River Delta
ProvinceVĩnh Phúc
Main townVĩnh Tường town
Government
 • TypePeople's Committee
 • President of the People's CommitteeBùi Minh Hồng
Area
 • Total55 sq mi (142 km2)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total189,970
Time zoneUTC+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]

Geography

The district covers an area of 142 km². The district capital lies at Vĩnh Tường.[1] It borders 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).

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

Towns

  • Vĩnh Tường (main town, administrative center)
  • Thổ Tang (Trade Center)
  • Tứ Trưng

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

Economy

The district's main occupation is agriculture. The main products are rice, maize and soya. The district hosts many craft villages, such as Bích Chu and Thủ Độ (carpentry), Lý Nhân (blacksmith), and Thổ Tang (wholesale trade).

Notables

  • Hồ Xuân Hương (poetess)
  • Nguyễn Viết Xuân (artillery commander, revolutionary martyr)
  • Lê Xoay (revolutionary martyr).

Culture

Most residents have no religion, although ancestor worship is widespread. Traditional festivals are celebrated along with a regional festival. It includes 18 communes.

The two main dishes are 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). They are made from glutinous rice. Many expatriates visit their homeland.

References

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

External links

This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 06:28
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