Cai Lậy District

Cai Lay Town
Thị Xã Cai Lậy
Rural district
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Province Tien Giang
Capital Cai Lay
  Total 159 sq mi (411 km2)
Population (2003)
  Total 320,220
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Cai Lậy is a rural district of Tien Giang province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 320,220.[1] The district covers an area of 411 km². The district capital lies at Cai Lay.[1]

 A float market in river, Cai Lay district.
A float market in river, Cai Lay district.

The town lies on Highway 1A, which links Ho Chi Minh City with the Mekong delta, and is a near continuous ribbon of commercial development. The hinterland is largely agricultural, with many smallholdings specialising in growing a variety of fruits, including custard apples, [sweet mango] and pomelos in the fertile delta soils.


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

Coordinates: 10°25′01″N 106°04′59″E / 10.417°N 106.083°E / 10.417; 106.083

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