Thanh Hóa Province

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Thanh Hóa Province
Tỉnh Thanh Hóa
Province
Location of Thanh Hóa within Vietnam
Location of Thanh Hóa within Vietnam
Coordinates: 20°0′N 105°30′E / 20.000°N 105.500°E / 20.000; 105.500Coordinates: 20°0′N 105°30′E / 20.000°N 105.500°E / 20.000; 105.500
Country  Vietnam
Region North Central Coast
Capital Thanh Hóa
Government
 • People's Council Chair Phạm Văn Tích
 • People's Committee Chair Nguyễn Văn Lợi
Area
 • Total 11,116.3 km2 (4,292.0 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,646,600
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Mường, Thai, Thổ, Dao, and H'Mông
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 373
ISO 3166 code VN-21
Website thanhhoa.gov.vn

Thanh Hóa (About this sound listen) is a province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. Its capital and largest city is Thanh Hóa with a population of 176,400. The province has a seaside resort called Sầm Sơn, which is situated about 15 km from the provincial capital. The largest towns are Bỉm Sơn (pop. 53,000) and Sầm Sơn (pop. 52,000).

Administrative divisions[edit]

Thanh Hóa province consists of 27 administrative units, including one city (Thanh Hóa), two towns (thị xã) (Sầm Sơn, Bỉm Sơn), and 24 districts (huyện):

Etymology[edit]

The province's name derives from Sino-Vietnamese .

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