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Xuân Trường District

Xuân Trường District
Huyện Xuân Trường
Rural district
Country  Vietnam
Region Red River Delta
Province Nam Định
Capital Xuân Trường
Area
 • Total 44 sq mi (113 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 179,765
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Xuân Trường is a rural district of Nam Định Province in the Red River Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 179,765.[1] The district covers an area of 113 km². The district capital lies at Xuân Trường town.[1]

Administration

Xuân Trường town is the capital of the district and controls 19 communes:

  1. Xuan Thuong
  2. Xuan Ngoc
  3. Xuan Kien
  4. Xuan Tien
  5. Xuan Ninh
  6. Xuan Vinh
  7. Xuan Trung
  8. Xuan Phuong
  9. Tho Nghiep
  10. Xuan Dai
  11. Xuan Bac
  12. Xuan Thuy
  13. Xuan Phu
  14. Xuan Hong
  15. Xuan Tan
  16. Xuan Phong
  17. Xuan Thanh
  18. Xuan Hoa
  19. Xuan Chau

History

The time of Lê Dynasty, Xuân Trường District belonged to Thien Truong court. In Nguyễn Dynasty times Tran Son Nam belonged to the Xuân Trường court. In 1945 the district was changed to Xuân Trường and belonged to Nam Ha province in 1965. In 1967 the district merged with Giao Thủy into Xuan Thuy District. The district re-established its old name in March, 1997.

Characteristics

Xuân Trường is a major rice growing province and Xuan Dai Rice-Rice is still cultivated on 1,000 hectares (10,000,000 m2) every year. The district has many traditional villages that produce crafts, including:

  • Xuan Tien - village of mechanics
  • Xuan Hong - village of mulberry planting, silkworm raising and pulling cocoons
  • Xuan Phuong - embroidery village
  • Xuan Ninh - village of wine cooking
  • Xuan Kien - village of rice paper

Xuân Trường is also a land of culture and history which was home to notable revolutionaries, including:

Catholicism is spreading throughout Xuân Trường, a process that includes the establishment of numerous churches.

Tourist areas

  • Memorial house of former General Secretary Truong Chinh
  • Keo Hanh Thien Pagoda
  • Xuan Hong cultural village/commune
  • Bui Chu Bishop (Xuan Ngoc commune)
  • Phu Chew (Xuan Phuong) church

Temple areas

  • Kien Lao temples (Xuan Kien)
  • Tho (Xuan Phong)
  • Temple Spring Group (Xuan Hung)
  • Xuan (Xuan Thuy) Greek temple
  • Xuan Trung Pagoda (Xuan Trung)
  • Nghia Xa Pagoda (Xuan Ninh)
  • Temple An Cu (Xuan Vinh)

Festivals

  • Keo Hanh Thien Pagoda festival

Specialties

  • Xuan Dai tam rice
  • Xuan Tien raw fish dishes
  • Kien Lao wine
  • Xuan Bac meat roll

References

Coordinates: 20°18′00″N 106°22′01″E / 20.300°N 106.367°E / 20.300; 106.367


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