Ninh Bình Province

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Ninh Bình Province
Tỉnh Ninh Bình
Province
Nickname(s): Serenity
Location of Ninh Bình within Vietnam
Location of Ninh Bình within Vietnam
Coordinates: 20°15′N 105°50′E / 20.250°N 105.833°E / 20.250; 105.833Coordinates: 20°15′N 105°50′E / 20.250°N 105.833°E / 20.250; 105.833
Country  Vietnam
Region Red River Delta
Capital Ninh Bình
Government
 • People's Council Chair Đinh Văn Hùng
 • People's Committee Chair Đinh Văn Hùng
Area
 • Total 1,383.7 km2 (534.2 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 554,700
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Mường
Time zone ICT (UTC+07:00)
Calling code 30
ISO 3166 code VN-18
Website www.ninhbinh.gov.vn

Ninh Bình (About this sound listen) is a province of Vietnam, in the Red River Delta region of the northern part of the country.

Districts[edit]

Ninh Bình is divided into one city (Ninh Bình), one town (Tam Điệp) and six districts:

Geography[edit]

Ninh Bình is located to the south of the Northern Delta, between the Red and Ma rivers. It is bordered by Hòa Bình and Hà Nam to the north, Nam Định to northeast, Thanh Hóa to the south and west.

Ninh Bình also has a very short coastline abutting the Gulf of Tonkin. The population is 898,500 people. the total area is 1,329.4 sq kilometer

Demographics[edit]

The ethnic groups include the Viet (also called Kinh group, the Vietnamese ethnic majority), as well as, Dao, Hoa, Hmong, Mường, Nùng, Tày, Thai and others. There are 23 ethnic communities, among which the Kinh account for more than 98%.

Sights[edit]

Natural beauty sights[edit]

Ecological sights[edit]

Historic sights[edit]

The old city of Ninh Bình is one of many famous historical sites in Vietnam.

Photos of Ninh Bình[edit]

Hoa Lư - ancient capital 

Festivals[edit]

  • Thai Vi festival (Ninh Hai - Hoa Lư) (third moon of the lunar calendar)
  • Truong Yen Festival
  • Yen Cu Festival
  • Non Khe Festival

Handicrafts[edit]

Embroidered handicrafts in Hoa Lư District Sea reed handicrafts in Kim Sơn District

Transportation[edit]

Ninh Bình is located 91 km from Hanoi and has both rail and road transport links. Express rail connections with Hanoi in the north and Thanh Hóa and Vinh in the south. Buses from Hanoi's South Bus Station stop by Ninh Bình; the bus routes parallel and complement the rail route.

Etymology[edit]

The province's name derives from Sino-Vietnamese .

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