1. Geographic Location
Phuoc Thai commune is 15 km south
of Long Thanh district center, and 55 km from Bien Hoa city, with a total
natural area of 1,677.82 ha.
- Its north borders Long Phuoc
commune (Long Thanh district, Dong Nai province)
- Its wouth borders My Xuan
commune (Tan Thanh district, Ba Ria Vung Tau province)
- Its west borders Rung Sat
commune and Thi Vai River (Long Thanh district of Dong Nai province).
- Its east borders Tan Hiep and
Phuoc Binh communes (Long Thanh district of Dong Nai province).
2. Administrative Units
To facilitate management, the
administrative units of Phuoc Thai are divided into 7 hamlets, including Hamlet
1A, Hamlet 1B, Hamlet 1C, Long Phu hamlet, Hien Hoa hamlet, Hien Duc hamlet, and
The commune has a relatively flat
topography with slightly divided wavy hills:
- Average slope: 3 degrees
- Relative altitudes: 20-25 m
- Absolute altitudes: 40-60 m
- Phuoc Thai commune is located
in the tropical monsoon climate, with 2 distinct seasons namely the rainy season
(between May and October) and the dry season (between November and April of the
- Temperatures: the average
temperature during the year is 26 0C, the highest temperature is 35 0C, and the
lowest is 20 0C,
- Rainfall: because the rain
lasts from May to October, the average annual rainfall is quite large from 1900
- 2000 m3 per year.
5. History and Culture
Phuoc Thai commune was
established before 1950 by the original name of Thai Thien commune. Having a
vibrant patriotic spirit, the locals have gained glorious victories and are
conferred the Hero of the People's Armed Forces title by the State.
The commune has a total
population of 26,505 people with 7,523 households, including:
- By ethnicities:
+ Vietnamese: 7,391 households,
with 25,759 people;
+ Tay ethnic group: 7 households,
with 42 people;
+ Chau Ro ethnic group: 4
households, with 26 people;
+ Cambodian ethnic group: 22
households with 140 people;
+ Chinese ethnic group: 92
households, with 510 people;
Khmer ethnic group: 7 households,
with 28 people.
- By religions:
+ Buddhism majority has 33,563
shrines inside and outside the campus of Thuong Chieu Monastery, with about
+ Catholicism has 3 parishes, one
isolated surname and 15 families divided equally in 7 hamlets, with about 10,000
parishioners and 3 religious congregations.
+ Protestantism has 2 group
facilities, and Phuc Lam Christianity has one pastor.
+ Folk beliefs have 3