Nghệ An Province

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Nghệ An Province
Tỉnh Nghệ An
Province
Location of Nghệ An within Vietnam
Location of Nghệ An within Vietnam
Coordinates: 19°20′N 104°50′E / 19.333°N 104.833°E / 19.333; 104.833Coordinates: 19°20′N 104°50′E / 19.333°N 104.833°E / 19.333; 104.833
Country  Vietnam
Region North Central Coast
Capital Vinh
Government
 • People's Council Chair Trần Hồng Châu
 • People's Committee Chair Hồ Đức Phước
Area
 • Total 16,487 km2 (6,366 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,003,200
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Khơ Mú, Thai, Thổ, H'Mông
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 38
ISO 3166 code VN-22
Website Nghệ An

Nghệ An (About this sound listen) is a province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. It is Vietnam's largest province by area.

History[edit]

Nghệ An () and Thanh Hoá were the base of "Thanh-Nghệ" (from the name of the two provinces) former Lê Dynasty loyalist opposition to the new Mạc dynasty in the 1530s.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Nghệ An is subdivided into 21 district-level sub-divisions:

  • 17 districts:
  • 3 district-level towns:
  • 1 provincial city:

They are further subdivided into 17 commune-level towns (or townlets), 431 communes, and 32 wards.

Education[edit]

There are two universities in Nghệ An, both of them are in Vinh city which is the capital of Nghệ An province. The biggest one is Vinh University.

Notable inhabitants[edit]

Nghệ An is the home province of Phan Bội Châu and Ho Chi Minh.

Ethnic groups[edit]

In addition to the majority Vietnamese people, some Ơ Đu people also live here.

Etymology[edit]

The province's name derives from Sino-Vietnamese , meaning "governance in peace."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anh Tuấan HoÁng - Silk for Silver: Dutch-Vietnamese Relations, 1637-1700 2007 19 "Shortly after the Mạc usurpation, in 1532, Thanh-Nghệ loyalists began a movement to restore the Lê dynasty, using Thanh Hoá and Nghệ An provinces as a base from which to rival the Mạc in Đông Kinh."

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