Sóc Trăng Province

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Sóc Trăng Province
Tỉnh Sóc Trăng
Province
Rural Sóc Trăng
Rural Sóc Trăng
Location of Sóc Trăng within Vietnam
Location of Sóc Trăng within Vietnam
Coordinates: 9°40′N 105°50′E / 9.667°N 105.833°E / 9.667; 105.833Coordinates: 9°40′N 105°50′E / 9.667°N 105.833°E / 9.667; 105.833
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Capital Sóc Trăng
Area
 • Total 3,223.30 km2 (1,244.52 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,213,400
 • Density 380/km2 (970/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Kinh (64.83%)
Khmer (29.21%)
Hoa (5.93%)[1]
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
ISO 3166 code VN-64
Website Tỉnh Sóc Trăng

Sóc Trăng (About this sound listen) is a province in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, with its capital in Sóc Trăng. The province occupies an area of 3,223 km², and has a population of approximately 1,213,400.

Etymology[edit]

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 (), a calque of "Sông Trăng" (Moon River).[2]

Geography[edit]

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").[citation needed] 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.

The provincial capital of Sóc Trăng Province is the town which is also called Sóc Trăng. It is 231 km from Hồ Chí Minh City.

The province has two large rivers: the Hậu River and the Mỹ Thanh River.

Districts[edit]

The province has one city (Sóc Trăng), one district-level town (Vĩnh Châu) and nine districts:

  1. Kế Sách
  2. Long Phú
  3. Cù Lao Dung
  4. Mỹ Tú
  5. Mỹ Xuyên
  6. Thạnh Trị
  7. Ngã Năm
  8. Châu Thành
  9. Trần Đề

References[edit]

  1. ^ TỈNH SÓC TRĂNG 07/05/2009, Trang tin điện tử của – Ủy ban Dân tộc
  2. ^ (Vietnamese)"Truyền thuyết về Địa danh Sóc Trăng". 2008-03-28. 

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