- Dong Thap province
Dong Thap province
Tỉnh Đồng Tháp
— Province — Nickname(s): Bronze TowerLocation of Đồng Tháp within Vietnam Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Vietnam Region Mekong Delta Capital Cao Lanh and Sa Dec Government – People's Council Chair Huynh Minh Doan – People's Committee Chair Trương Ngọc Hân Area – Total 3,238 km2 (1,250.2 sq mi) Population (2004) – Total 1,639,400 – Density 506.3/km2 (1,311.3/sq mi) Demographics – Ethnicities Vietnamese, Khmer, Hoa, Ngái Time zone ICT (UTC+7) Calling code 67 ISO 3166 code VN-45 Website www.dongthap.gov.vn
Đồng Tháp ( listen) is a province in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. The eastern part of the province is largely dominated by Đồng Tháp Mười marsh. Dong Thap is in the Đồng Tháp Mười area and is famous for its lotus.
Agriculture was the previous pillar of Dong Thap’s economy. But now, industry and trade are being developed. Sa Dec Industry Park (the largest industry park)- Sa Dec town, Song Hau Industry park and Tran Quoc Toan Industry park has attracted a large number of businessmen from the Mekong Delta region.
Đồng Tháp has, since December 22, 2008, the largest Buddha statue of the Mekong Delta, built in Quan Âm Pagoda, abbot Venerable Thich Giac An. "The sculpture, 32 meters long and weighing 100 tons, is that of Buddha lying on his side on a lotus petal, his right arm supporting his head and his left arm lying along his body. Buddhist scriptures say the Buddha assumed this position when he attained Nirvana, the release from the cycle of death and rebirth of an enlightened person. Thich Giac An of Quan Âm Pagoda, which from today will be home to the statue, said many Buddhists and locals contributed the 2,000 sacks of cement, five tons of iron and many other necessary materials worth VND1.6 billion (US$94,000) needed to build the statue. Quan Âm Pagoda, founded 200 years ago by a mandarin named Tran Quy Tanh, receives many devotees from across the country for major Buddhist festivals."
- Doubtful legal case of 47,800 VND
- ^ Giao Huong, Thanh Nien News, Dec 21, 2008
Prey Veng Province, Cambodia Long An province An Giang province Tien Giang province Dong Thap province Can Tho Vinh Long province Subdivisions of Vietnam Regions Municipalities Provinces
An Giang · Bac Giang · Bac Kan · Bac Lieu · Bac Ninh · Ba Ria-Vung Tau · Ben Tre · Binh Dinh · Binh Duong · Binh Phuoc · Binh Thuan · Ca Mau · Cao Bang · Dak Lak · Dak Nong · Dien Bien · Dong Nai · Dong Thap · Gia Lai · Ha Giang · Ha Nam · Ha Tinh · Hai Duong · Hoa Binh · Hau Giang · Hung Yen · Khanh Hoa · Kien Giang · Kon Tum · Lai Chau · Lam Dong · Lang Son · Lao Cai · Long An · Nam Dinh · Nghe An · Ninh Binh · Ninh Thuan · Phu Tho · Phu Yen · Quang Binh · Quang Nam · Quang Ngai · Quang Ninh · Quang Tri · Soc Trang · Son La · Tay Ninh · Thai Binh · Thai Nguyen · Thanh Hoa · Thua Thien-Huế · Tien Giang · Tra Vinh · Tuyen Quang · Vinh Long · Vinh Phuc · Yen Bai
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.