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Lệ Thủy District
Lệ Thủy ( listen) is a district of Quảng Bình Province
Quảng Bình Province
in the North Central Coast of Vietnam. The district borders Quảng Ninh District on the north, Vĩnh Linh District
Vĩnh Linh District
( Quảng Trị
Quảng Trị
Province) on the south, Laos
Laos
on the west (with the Annamite Range
Annamite Range
as natural borderline). Lệ Thủy central is 40 km south of the provincial capital Đồng Hới. The district government seat is Kiến Giang Township. The district area is 1420.52 km2, population: 140,804 (1998).[1][2] Lệ Thủy District
Lệ Thủy District
is home to Võ Nguyên Giáp
Võ Nguyên Giáp
and the family of Ngô Đình Diệm. Economy bases on agriculture, mainly rice culture
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Annamite Range
The Annamite Range
Annamite Range
or the Annamese Mountains (French: Chaîne Annamitique; Lao: ພູ ຫລວງ Xai Phou Luang; Vietnamese: Dãy Trường Sơn) is a mountain range of eastern Indochina, which extends approximately 1,100 km (680 mi) through Laos, Vietnam, and a small area in northeast Cambodia. The mountain range is also referred to variously as Annamese Range, Annamese Mountains, Annamese Cordillera, Annamite Mountains and Annamite Cordillera. The highest points of the range are 2,819 m high Phou Bia, 2,720 m high Phu Xai Lai Leng
Phu Xai Lai Leng
and Ngọc Linh (Ngoc Pan), 2,598 m (8,524 ft)
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South China Sea
The South China
China
Sea
Sea
is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Karimata and Malacca
Malacca
Straits to the Strait of Taiwan
Taiwan
of around 3,500,000 square kilometres (1,400,000 sq mi)
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Bang Spa
Bang Spa
Bang Spa
is an area of hot mineral springs in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. The surface mineral water here is hot enough to boil eggs. This is a tourist attraction of the province as many see bathing in hot mineral water as a health treatment for several diseases. The Annamite Range
Annamite Range
runs across the western end of this province and features many limestone caves and small gorges along the rivers here. The mineral water here is rich in calcium and other minerals and is now bottled for use by the Bang Mineral Water Company
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Vietnam War
North Vietnamese victoryWithdrawal of American-led forces from Indochina Communist governments take power in South Vietnam, Cambodia
Cambodia
and Laos South Vietnam
South Vietnam
is annexed by North Viet
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Ho Chi Minh Trail
The Hồ Chí Minh trail (also known in Vietnam as the "Trường Sơn trail") was a logistical system that ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to the Republic of Vietnam
Republic of Vietnam
(South Vietnam) through the kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia. The system provided support, in the form of manpower and materiel, to the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (called the Viet Cong
Viet Cong
or "VC" by its opponents) and the People's Army of Vietnam
People's Army of Vietnam
(PAVN), or North Vietnamese Army, during the Vietnam War. It was named by the Americans after North Vietnamese president Hồ Chí Minh
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Vietnam
Coordinates: 16°10′N 107°50′E / 16.167°N 107.833°E / 16.167; 107.833Socialist Republic
Republic
of Vietnam Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam  (Vietnamese)FlagEmblemMotto: Độc lập – Tự do – Hạnh phúc "Independence – Freedom – Happiness"Anthem: Tiến Quân Ca[a] (English: "Army March")Location of  Vietnam  (green) in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]Capital Hanoi 21°2′N 105°51′E / 21.033°N 105.850°E / 21.033; 105.850Largest city
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Commune-level Subdivisions (Vietnam)
Subdivision may refer to:Administrative division, a portion of a country or other political division, established for the purpose of government Subdivision (land), a term for an urban or suburban area, especially if recently parceled up into smaller plots for new uses Census geographic units of Canada
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Rice
Rice
Rice
is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa
Oryza sativa
(Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima
Oryza glaberrima
(African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia
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Ngô Đình Diệm
Ngô Đình Diệm
Ngô Đình Diệm
(Vietnamese: [ŋō ɗìn jîəmˀ] ( listen); 3 January 1901 – 2 November 1963) was a South Vietnamese politician. A former mandarin of the Nguyễn dynasty, he was named Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam by Head of State Bảo Đại
Bảo Đại
in 1954. In October 1955, after winning a heavily rigged referendum, he deposed Bảo Đại
Bảo Đại
and established the first Republic of Vietnam
Vietnam
(RVN), with himself as president. He was a leader of the Catholic element and was opposed by Buddhists
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National Route 1A (Vietnam)
in Đồng Đăng, Cao Lộc District, Lạng Sơn
Lạng Sơn
Province in Lạng Sơn, Lạng Sơn
Lạng Sơn
Province in Kép, Lạng Giang District,
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Laos
Coordinates: 18°N 105°E / 18°N 105°E / 18; 105Lao People's Democratic Republicສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (Lao) Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao République démocratique populaire lao (French)FlagEmblemMotto: ສັນຕິພາບ ເອກະລາດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ເອກະພາບ ວັດທະນາຖາວອນ (English: "Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity")Anthem: "Pheng Xat Lao" (English: "Lao National Anthem")Location of  Laos  (green) in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Vientiane 17°58′N 102°36′E / 17.967°N 102.600°E / 17.967; 102.600Official languages LaoRecognised languages French[1]Spoken languagesLao Hmong Khmu FrenchEthnic groups (2005[2])53.2%
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Quảng Trị Province
Quảng Trị
Quảng Trị
(Vietnamese: [kwa᷉ːŋ tʂîˀ] ( listen)) is a province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam, north of the former imperial capital of Huế.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Aftermath of the war 4 Administrative divisions 5 Non-governmental organizations 6 Transportation 7 Etymology 8 See also 9 References 10 Sources 11 External linksGeography[edit]Sampans along the Thạch Hãn River
Thạch Hãn River
(August 1967)Located in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam, Quảng Trị Province is surrounded by Quảng Bình Province
Quảng Bình Province
to the north; Thừa Thiên- Huế
Huế
Province to the south; Savannakhet Province, in Laos, to the west; and the South Biển Đông Sea to the east, with 75 kilometres (47 mi) of coast
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Time Zone
A time zone is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Time
Time
zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time. Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time
Time
(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12
UTC−12
to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (e.g. Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal
Nepal
Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour
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