Sơn La Province
|Sơn La Province
Tỉnh Sơn La
Location of Sơn La within Vietnam
|• Total||14,055 km2 (5,427 sq mi)|
|• Density||69/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Vietnamese, Tai, H'Mông, Mường, Dao|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-05|
Sơn La ( listen) is a province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. It borders Laos to the south. The population includes Black and White Tai.
Sơn La Dam, the largest hydroelectric power station in Southeast Asia. is located in this province.
Sơn La is subdivided into 12 district-level sub-divisions:
- 11 districts:
- 1 provincial city:
- Sơn La (capital)
They are further subdivided into nine commune-level towns (or townlets), 188 communes, and seven wards.
- "Huge hydro plant starts operation in Vietnam, says official". Intellasia News Services. 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
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