Tây Ninh Province
|Tây Ninh Province
Tỉnh Tây Ninh
|Nickname(s): Western Security|
Location of Tây Ninh within Vietnam
|• People's Committee Chair||Phan Thành Thắm|
|• Total||4,029.6 km2 (1,555.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||260/km2 (660/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Vietnamese, Chăm, Khmer, Hoa|
|• HDI (2011)||0.537|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-37|
Tây Ninh Province has a population of 989,800 and an area of 4,028 km².
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.
The province has eight districts:
The town of Tây Ninh represents its own municipality.
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