Kỳ Sơn District

This article is about the district in Nghệ An Province. For the district in Hòa Bình Province, see Kỳ Sơn District, Hòa Bình.
Kỳ Sơn District
Huyện Kỳ Sơn
Rural district
Country  Vietnam
Region North Central Coast
Province Nghệ An
Capital Mường Xén
  Total 809 sq mi (2,095 km2)
Population (2003)
  Total 63,198
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Kỳ Sơn is a rural district in western Nghệ An Province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 63,198.[1] The district covers an area of 2,095 km². The district capital lies at Mường Xén.[1]

Kỳ Sơn borders Xam Neua in the north, Nong Het and Mok May in the west, Khamkeut and Viengthong in the south, and Tương Dương in the east.

In the past, Kỳ Sơn was best known for opium poppy growing.[2]


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