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Gio Linh District

In General

Gio Linh is located on the geographical coordinates from 1609' to 170 north latitude and 106052' to 107010' east longitude, being limited by administrative boundaries as follows: Vinh Linh as north border; Trieu Phong, Cam Lo and Dong Ha City as southern borders, Cam Lo, Dakrong and Huong Hoa on the west. The natural area is 47.289,56ha wide.

As a semi-mountainous terrain which is tilted from west to east, west is mountainous part with the area of 31773.75 ha (67.18%), the middle land is plain with area of 12631.01 ha (26.7 %) and the East is covered by sand and coastal dunes with 2.893,8ha area (6.12%).

During the Vietnam War, Gio Linh and Con Tien (Gio Son commune) - Doc Mieu (Gio Phong) are two ends of the MacNamara electronic fence, so often being mentioned together when it comes to the war in Vietnam. Doc Mieu which is the first base of the US ,also the closest to the demilitarized zone, is considered the "magic eye" of the McNamara fence . After 1954, the South government and the US turned Doc Mieu into a largest fortification of Gio Linh. Doc Mieu became a vital military base regarding artilleryman to hit the targets of North Vietnam.

Today, when passing Doc Mieu, we can see the green hills of rubber, tea, pepper. Tranquility have returned after the long years of wars.

statistics

91293506 (m2)
The total area of confirm hazardous areas established after survey activities.
13620880.5 (m2)
The total area of land contaminated by cluster munitions and other UXO are released.
87970
The number of explosive ordnances including cluster submunitions, mines, and other UXO that are detected and safely destroyed.
30743
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

Gio Linh District

Area: 472,8956 km2 (47.289,56 ha)
Population: 73.702  (năm 2003)
Administrative division:

- 2 townships: Gio Linh (huyen li), Thi tran Cua Viet.

19 communes: Gio An, Gio Binh, Gio Chau, Gio Hai, Gio Hoa, Gio Mai, Gio My, Gio Phong, Gio Quang, Gio Son, Gio Thanh, Gio Viet, Hai Thai, Linh Hai, Linh Thuong, Trung Giang, Trung Hai, Trung Son, Vinh Truong.


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