Mường Thanh

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Mường Thanh
Ward
Country  Vietnam
Province Điện Biên
District Điện Biên Phủ
Area
 • Total 1.7231 km2 (0.6653 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 11,740
 • Density 6,813/km2 (17,650/sq mi)
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)

Mường Thanh is a ward (phường) of Điện Biên Phủ in Điện Biên Province in northwestern Vietnam. It was a township of Điện Biên District before it was incorporated into Điện Biên Phủ city.

Mường Thanh is named after Muang Theng or Müang Thaeng, which was, according to the Khun Borom creation myth, the original home of the Tai peoples (Lao, Thai, Shan, upland Tai peoples).

Until the 1950s, Mường Thanh was the centre of an autonomous chiefdom of the Tai Dam ("Black Tai"), one of the 12 cantons of the confederation Sip Song Chau Tai.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David K. Wyatt (2004). Thailand: A Short History (2nd ed.). Silkworm Books. p. 6. ISBN 974-9575-44-X. 

Coordinates: 21°23′13″N 103°00′56″E / 21.3869°N 103.0156°E / 21.3869; 103.0156