Tây Ninh Province
|Tây Ninh Province|
Tỉnh Tây Ninh
|Nickname(s): Western Security|
Location of Tây Ninh within Vietnam
|• People's Committee Chair||Phan Thành Thắm|
|• Total||4,032.6 km2 (1,557.0 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Vietnamese, Chăm, Khmer, Hoa|
|• HDI (2011)||0.537|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-37|
Tây Ninh Province has a population of 989,800 and an area of 4,028 km².
As a former Khmer territory, the province is called Raung Damrey. Vietnamese encroached and conquered Raung Damrey in 1770. The Cao Đài religion originated in Tây Ninh. It is the birthplace of Trình Minh Thế, a nationalist and military leader during the end of the First Indochina War.
Tây Ninh is subdivided into nine district-level sub-divisions:
- 8 districts:
- 1 provincial city:
- Tây Ninh (capital)
They are further subdivided into eight commune-level towns (or townlets), 80 communes, and seven wards.
- Statistical Handbook of Vietnam 2014, General Statistics Office Of Vietnam
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