Tuyên Quang

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Tuyên Quang
Thành phố Tuyên Quang
Provincal city
A corner of Tuyên Quang city at night.
A corner of Tuyên Quang city at night.
Tuyên Quang is located in Vietnam
Tuyên Quang
Tuyên Quang
Location of in Vietnam
Coordinates: 21°49′N 105°13′E / 21.817°N 105.217°E / 21.817; 105.217
Country  Vietnam
Province Tuyên Quang

Tuyên Quang (About this sound listen) is a town in Vietnam, the capital of Tuyên Quang Province.

History[edit]

The French post at Tuyên Quang (Sino-Vietnamese: 宣光) was defended for four months against 12,000 troops of the Yunnan Army and the Black Flag Army by two companies of the French Foreign Legion during the Sino-French War (August 1884 to April 1885).[1] The Siege of Tuyên Quang is still remembered as one of the Legion's most celebrated feats of arms, and is commemorated in the first verse of "Le Boudin", its principal marching song.

As a town in French Indochina, Tuyên Quang served as a garrison. During the First Indochina War (1946-1954), the Viet Minh made the Legionnaires surrender at the memorial to the Battle of Tuyên Quang.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Phuong: Hưng Thành, Nông Tiến, Ỷ La, Minh Xuân, Phan Thiết, Tân Quang, Tân Hà. Communes: Tràng Đà, An Tường, Lưỡng Vượng, An Khang, Thái Long, Đội Cấn.

Coordinates: 21°49′N 105°13′E / 21.817°N 105.217°E / 21.817; 105.217

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spencer Tucker Vietnam 1999 - Page 34 "Militarily Tuyên Quang was of dubious importance, but politically it could be immense and the Chinese regulars and Black Flags who invested that place in December 1884 probably saw it as an opportunity to inflict a great psychological defeat ..."