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Dakrong District

In General

Dakrong is a rural mountainous southwest  borderland of Quang Tri province. Established on 01.01.1997 by gathering  10 communes of Huong Hoa and 3 communes of Trieu Phong District, with the natural are  of 122.300 hectares. Currently,  Dakrong’s population is more than 31 529 people. Đakrông has 14 administrative units including Krong Klang town and 13 communes, that are:  A Bung, A Ngo, A Vao, Ba Long, Ba Nang, Da Krong, Hai Phuc, Huc Nghi, Huong Hiep, Mo O, Ta Long, Ta Rut, Trieu Nguyen. Located at 16o17'55'' to 16o49'12'' North latitude and 106o44'01'' to 107o14'15'' east longitude, Dakrong ‘s north both borders is adjoining with Gio Linh, Cam Lo;  Thua Thien - Hue  and the Democratic Republic of Laos on the south : Trieu Phong and Hai Lang on the east and Huong Hoa on the west.

Dakrong residents  are not only Champa people but also ethnic minorities like Van Kieu, Paco and Kinh people . From 1831 when the Nguyen dynasty established Quang Tri province, Đakrông has been officially belong to Quang Tri and to the province of Binh Tri Thien since then to 1976. Up to 18/05/1981 Đakrông commune was founded on the basis of merging Talieng, Pa out Step , Chan Leak villages which  separated from Ba Ta Long  village and Ba Ngao, Lang Cat, Vung Kho. A Tuc, A Xoc and Ky Noi communes (fomerly in Huong Hoa district) were combined into one named A Tuc.

Besides ethnic minorities as Ba Hy, Van Kieu and Pa Co, Dakrong residents are mainly Kinh people. Up to 2005, the population is  approximately 34 160 people .Although conplexly mixed amongst various ethnic composition, Dakrong residents’ coexistence has underwent  and struggled with nature and invaders to become a solid union, which is indispensable to Vietnamese community in general and Quang tri resident in particular.

statistics

14863507
The total area of confirm hazardous areas established after survey activities.
23445483
The total area of land contaminated by cluster munitions and other UXO are released.
60122
The number of explosive ordnances including cluster submunitions, mines, and other UXO that are detected and safely destroyed.
53663
The number turns of people who received explosive ordnance risk education (EORE) to live safely before the land was completely released.
The above data is updated to July 2022 at Quang Tri Database Unit DBU

Dakrong District

Area: 1.223 km2 (122.300 ha)
Population: 31.529  (2003)
Ethnic groups: Kinh, Bru-Van Kieu, Cham, Paco


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