Sóc Trăng Province
|Sóc Trăng Province
Tỉnh Sóc Trăng
Rural Sóc Trăng
Location of Sóc Trăng within Vietnam
|• Total||3,223.30 km2 (1,244.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (970/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Kinh (64.83%)
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-64|
|Website||Tỉnh Sóc Trăng|
The province's original Khmer name was Srok Kh'leang, meaning "silver depository" because it was where the Khmer king's silver treasury was located. The Vietnamese settlers corrupted it into "Sốc-Kha-Lang" and eventually "Sóc Trăng". Under the Nguyễn Dynasty emperor Minh Mạng, it was given the Sino-Vietnamese name Nguyệt Giang (月江), a calque of "Sông Trăng" (Moon River).
Sóc Trăng province lies roughly between 9°14'N and 9°56'N latitude and between 105°34'E and 106°18'E longitude. It is bordered to the north west by Hậu Giang Province (meaning Hau River province). To the southwest it is bordered by Bạc Liêu Province (meaning "silver"). And to the north east it is bordered by Trà Vinh Province (meaning "honoured tea"). To the north is Vĩnh Long Province (meaning "eternal prosperity"). To the southeast is 72 km of coastline of the South China Sea.
||Hậu Giang Province||Vĩnh Long Province||Trà Vinh Province|
|Bạc Liêu Province||South China Sea|