Sóc Trăng

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TP. Sóc Trăng, Tỉnh Sóc Trăng
Thành phố Sóc Trăng
Bưu điện Sóc Trăng về đêm.
Bưu điện Sóc Trăng về đêm.
TP. Sóc Trăng, Tỉnh Sóc Trăng is located in Vietnam
TP. Sóc Trăng, Tỉnh Sóc Trăng
TP. Sóc Trăng, Tỉnh Sóc Trăng
Location of Sóc Trăng in Vietnam
Coordinates: 9°36′24″N 105°58′27″E / 9.60667°N 105.97417°E / 9.60667; 105.97417Coordinates: 9°36′24″N 105°58′27″E / 9.60667°N 105.97417°E / 9.60667; 105.97417
Country  Vietnam
Province Sóc Trăng
Population
 • Total 173,922

Sóc Trăng (About this sound listen) is a city in Vietnam. It is the capital of Sóc Trăng Province. It was upgraded from a town (thị xã) to a city following decree 22/2007/NĐ-CP on 8 February 2007.

Name[edit]

The name is believed to derive from the Khmer language. The Khmer name for this province is Khleang.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Sóc Trăng City is divided into 10 administrative divisions numbered 1 to 10. The city borders Long Phú District in the east and north, Mỹ Tú District in the west and north, Châu Thành District in the west and Mỹ Xuyên District in the south.

Population[edit]

Besides the majority Kinh people, there are also ethnic Chinese and a significant Khmer minority in the city.

Culture[edit]

50 of the 200 pagodas in Sóc Trăng Province are located in Sóc Trăng City. Some of the most famous ones are the Khmer Chùa Dơi (Bat Pagoda) and Chùa Đất Sét (Clay Pagoda).

Transportation[edit]

Highway 1 connects the city to Cà Mau in the south, Cần Thơ, Ho Chi Minh City and cities further north. Regular buses run between these cities. The nearest airport is located in Cần Thơ, which is approximately 60km from the city's center.