Tây Ninh Province

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Tây Ninh Province
Tỉnh Tây Ninh
Province
Nickname(s): Western Security
Location of Tây Ninh within Vietnam
Location of Tây Ninh within Vietnam
Coordinates: 11°20′N 106°10′E / 11.333°N 106.167°E / 11.333; 106.167Coordinates: 11°20′N 106°10′E / 11.333°N 106.167°E / 11.333; 106.167
Country  Vietnam
Region Southeast
Capital Tây Ninh
Government
 • People's Committee Chair Phan Thành Thắm
Area
 • Total 4,029.6 km2 (1,555.8 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,029,800
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Chăm, Khmer, Hoa
HDI
 • HDI (2011) 0.537
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 66
ISO 3166 code VN-37
Website tayninh.gov.vn

Tây Ninh is a province in the Southeast region of Vietnam. Its capital is the town of Tây Ninh.

Tây Ninh Province has a population of 989,800 and an area of 4,028 km².

History[edit]

As a former Khmer territory, the province is called Raung Damrey. Vietnamese encroached and conquered Raung Damrey in 1770. The Cao Đài religion originated in Tây Ninh. It is the birthplace of Trình Minh Thế, a nationalist and military leader during the end of the First Indochina War.

Districts[edit]

The province has eight districts:

  1. Tân Biên
  2. Tân Châu
  3. Dương Minh Châu
  4. Châu Thành
  5. Hòa Thành
  6. Bến Cầu
  7. Gò Dầu
  8. Trảng Bàng

The town of Tây Ninh represents its own municipality.

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