Sầm Sơn

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Sam Son
Thành phố Sầm Sơn
Provincial city
Sầm Sơn beach
Sầm Sơn beach
Sam Son is located in Vietnam
Sam Son
Sam Son
Location of in Vietnam
Coordinates: 19°44′N 105°54′E / 19.733°N 105.900°E / 19.733; 105.900
Country  Vietnam
Province Thanh Hóa Province
Established 18 December 1981
Area
 • Total 44.94 km2 (17.35 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 150,902
 • Density 3,357.8/km2 (8,697/sq mi)
Time zone GMT+7

Sầm Sơn is a resort city in northern Vietnam, situated 16 km east of Thanh Hóa Province capital, Thanh Hóa, on the shore of the East Sea.

The French colonial rulers began exploiting Sầm Sơn in 1906, and it became a famous place in what was then French Indochina. At that time, many holiday villas were constructed here. The resort is considered to have one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.[weasel words] In April/May 2007, Sầm Sơn celebrated the 100th anniversary of its establishment by organizing a Sầm Sơn Festival. The Thanh Hóa provincial government invested US$375,000 to upgrade infrastructure along the sea, on water supply, lighting systems and an information network to prepare for the festival. About 22 training courses were organized for 3,000 cyclists, cameramen, vendors and tourist guides.[citation needed]

As of 2003 the district-level town had a population of 57,625.[1] The district covers an area of 18 km².[1]

From 14 May 2015, the town was extended on the basis of the merger of 6 communes of Quang Xuong District.

From 19 April 2017, this town upgrade to city.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Thông qua đề án thành lập thành phố Sầm Sơn (Thanh Hóa) (in Vietnamese)". VietTimes. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 

Coordinates: 19°44′N 105°54′E / 19.733°N 105.900°E / 19.733; 105.900