Tây Ninh Province

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Tây Ninh Province
Tỉnh Tây Ninh
Province
Nickname(s): Western Security
Location of Tây Ninh within Vietnam
Location of Tây Ninh within Vietnam
Coordinates: 11°20′N 106°10′E / 11.333°N 106.167°E / 11.333; 106.167Coordinates: 11°20′N 106°10′E / 11.333°N 106.167°E / 11.333; 106.167
Country Vietnam
RegionSoutheast
CapitalTây Ninh
Government
 • People's Committee ChairPhan Thành Thắm
Area[1]
 • Total4,032.6 km2 (1,557.0 sq mi)
Area rank[1]
Population (2014)
 • Total1,104,200
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Demographics
 • EthnicitiesVietnamese, Chăm, Khmer, Hoa
HDI
 • HDI (2011)0.537
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Calling code66
ISO 3166 codeVN-37
Websitewww.tayninh.gov.vn

Tây Ninh is a province in the Southeast region of Vietnam on the border with Cambodia. Its capital is the town of Tây Ninh.

Tây Ninh Province has a population of 989,800 and an area of 4,028 km².

History[edit]

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.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Tây Ninh is subdivided into nine district-level sub-divisions:

  • 8 districts:

They are further subdivided into eight commune-level towns (or townlets), 80 communes, and seven wards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistical Handbook of Vietnam 2014, General Statistics Office Of Vietnam

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