Cát Tiên District

Cát Tiên

Location in Lâm Đồng Province
Country  Vietnam
Region Central Highlands
Province Lâm Đồng Province
Capital Đồng Nai
  Total 165 sq mi (428 km2)
Population (2003)
  Total 41,706
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Cát Tiên is a district (huyện) of Lâm Đồng Province in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam.

As of 2003 the district had a population of 41,706[1] and includes the historic centre with one of the greatest concentrations of the Mạ people. The district covers an area of 428 km². The district capital lies at Đồng Nai.[1]

The district is in the southwest of the province. The northern edge border Đăk R'Lấp (in Đắk Nông Province), the northwest and west border Bù Đăng in Bình Phước Province, the south borders Tân Phú District, Đồng Nai, the east borderd Đạ TẻhBảo Lâm. The upper sources of the Đồng Nai River are in the district. The Đa Dâng River is the northern, southern and western boundary of the district.

The district consists of small mountains and hills as the Central Highlands dissipates into plains. The average elevation is 400 m. The soil is rich and moist. The area is often flooded during the monsoon.

The northern sector of Cát Tiên National Park, called Cát Loc, is in the district as is the Cat Tien archaeological site.

Aside from the district seat, the following communes in the district: Đức Phổ, Gia Viễn, Mỹ Lâm, Nam Ninh, Phước Cát 1, Phước Cát 2, Quảng Ngãi, Tư Nghĩa, Tiên Hoàng, Phù Mỹ and Đồng Nai Thượng.

91% of the population works in agriculture. The most important crops are soybeans, strawberries, wheat. Buffaloes can also be seen grazing in the area.

The district was created in 1987 due to the division of Đạ Huoai into the districts of Đạ Huoai, Đạ Tẻh and Cát Tiên.

See also


  1. 1 2 "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 13, 2009.

Coordinates: 11°40′01″N 107°19′59″E / 11.667°N 107.333°E / 11.667; 107.333

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