Tây Ninh

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Tây Ninh
Thành phố Tây Ninh
Tây Ninh City
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Coordinates: 11°22′4″N 106°07′8″E / 11.36778°N 106.11889°E / 11.36778; 106.11889Coordinates: 11°22′4″N 106°07′8″E / 11.36778°N 106.11889°E / 11.36778; 106.11889
CountryVietnam
ProvinceTây Ninh
Area
 • Total140 km2 (50 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total135,254
 • Density1,096.6/km2 (2,840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+07 (ICT)

Tây Ninh (listen) is a provincial city in south-eastern Vietnam. It is the capital of Tây Ninh Province, which encompasses the town and much of the surrounding farmland. Tay Ninh is one of nine provinces and cities in the Southern Key Economic Region (Hochiminh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An and Tien Giang). Tây Ninh is approximately 90 km (55 miles) to the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest city and 182 km (113 miles) to Phnom Penh, Cambodia capital city. As of 2019, the city had a population of 135,254 over the provincial population of 1,169,165, and a total area of 140 km2 (54 sq mi).[1]

Tourist attractions[edit]

The city is known for being the home of the Cao Dai religion, a syncretic Vietnamese faith that includes the teachings of the major world religions. The Cao Dai religion's Holy See, built between 1933 and 1955, is located around five kilometres (3.1 mi) to the east of Tay Ninh's city centre.

Besides the Cao Dai Holy See, other tourist attractions include:

Agriculture industry[edit]

Tay Ninh has relatively favorable natural conditions for agricultural development (flat land, mild climate, no drought, no flood). In 2015, the total cultivated area reached 929,832 acres, including 646,996 acres of annual crops and 282,836 acres of perennial crops. Tay Ninh agriculture accounts for about 28% of the province's economic structure with the agricultural production area of 665,331 acres, accounting for 66.7% of the natural area. Some popular crop including:

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Hoang Le Kha High School for the Gifted
  • Tay Ninh High School
  • Ly Thuong Kiet High School
  • Tran Dai Nghia High School
  • IGC Tay Ninh (escalator school)
  • Tay Ninh College of Education

History[edit]

After the Fall of Saigon, the town of Tây Ninh was reorganized to comprise three wards and one commune. In August 2001, the town was expanded to include five wards and five communes. On 29 December 2013, Tây Ninh town was upgraded officially to provincial city status, under administration of Tây Ninh Province, along with the upgrade of its two communes Ninh Sơn and Ninh Thạnh to ward status.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tây Ninh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.2
(97.2)
37.2
(99.0)
38.5
(101.3)
39.9
(103.8)
39.0
(102.2)
37.6
(99.7)
37.3
(99.1)
35.2
(95.4)
35.6
(96.1)
34.5
(94.1)
35.0
(95.0)
36.5
(97.7)
39.9
(103.8)
Average high °C (°F) 32.1
(89.8)
33.4
(92.1)
34.8
(94.6)
35.2
(95.4)
34.0
(93.2)
32.5
(90.5)
31.9
(89.4)
31.6
(88.9)
31.3
(88.3)
31.0
(87.8)
31.2
(88.2)
31.0
(87.8)
32.5
(90.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.6
(78.1)
26.6
(79.9)
27.9
(82.2)
28.8
(83.8)
28.3
(82.9)
27.4
(81.3)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
26.7
(80.1)
26.4
(79.5)
26.0
(78.8)
25.2
(77.4)
26.9
(80.4)
Average low °C (°F) 20.9
(69.6)
21.9
(71.4)
23.3
(73.9)
24.8
(76.6)
25.0
(77.0)
24.4
(75.9)
24.1
(75.4)
24.2
(75.6)
24.0
(75.2)
23.6
(74.5)
22.7
(72.9)
21.0
(69.8)
23.3
(73.9)
Record low °C (°F) 15.3
(59.5)
17.6
(63.7)
16.8
(62.2)
21.4
(70.5)
21.1
(70.0)
19.3
(66.7)
20.8
(69.4)
21.2
(70.2)
20.3
(68.5)
18.5
(65.3)
16.9
(62.4)
13.9
(57.0)
13.9
(57.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
11
(0.4)
24
(0.9)
104
(4.1)
203
(8.0)
265
(10.4)
257
(10.1)
234
(9.2)
353
(13.9)
317
(12.5)
139
(5.5)
48
(1.9)
1,967
(77.4)
Average rainy days 1.7 1.6 2.8 7.4 16.0 20.5 21.8 21.6 23.6 21.9 11.6 3.8 154.4
Average relative humidity (%) 70.5 70.8 70.2 73.2 79.7 83.5 84.1 84.5 85.9 85.0 79.4 72.8 78.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 257 244 277 250 238 192 201 186 181 194 215 235 2,672
Source: Vietnam Institute for Building Science and Technology[2]

Administrative division[edit]

Tây Ninh city, Vietnam comprises 7 wards (phường) and 3 communes (xã):

  • Ward 1
  • Ward 2
  • Ward 3
  • Ward 4
  • Hiệp Ninh Ward
  • Ninh Sơn Ward
  • Ninh Thạnh Ward
  • Bình Minh Commune
  • Tân Bình Commune
  • Thạnh Tân Commune

The ward is further divided into quarters (khu phố). Thee commune are further divided into hamlets (ấp).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Resolution on establishing Tay Ninh City". Tay Ninh Portal. Retrieved 9 Feb 2014.
  2. ^ "Vietnam Building Code Natural Physical & Climatic Data for Construction" (PDF) (in Vietnamese). Vietnam Institute for Building Science and Technology. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.

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