Tiền Giang Province

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Tiền Giang Province

Tỉnh Tiền Giang
Mỹ Tho
Nickname(s): 
Anterior River
Location of Tiền Giang within Vietnam
Location of Tiền Giang within Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°25′N 106°10′E / 10.417°N 106.167°E / 10.417; 106.167Coordinates: 10°25′N 106°10′E / 10.417°N 106.167°E / 10.417; 106.167
Country Vietnam
RegionMekong Delta
CapitalMỹ Tho
Government
 • People's Council ChairNguyễn Văn Danh
 • People's Committee ChairLê Văn Hưởng
Area
 • Total2,367 km2 (914 sq mi)
Population
(2009)
 • Total1,635,700
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demographics
 • EthnicitiesVietnamese, Tày
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Calling code0273
ISO 3166 codeVN-46
Websitewww.tiengiang.gov.vn

Tiền Giang (About this soundlisten) is a province in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Tiền Giang is subdivided into 11 district-level sub-divisions:

  • 8 districts:
  • 2 district-level towns:

They are further subdivided into seven commune-level towns (or townlets), 144 communes and 22 wards.

Notable people from Tiền Giang[edit]

  1. Empress Dowager Từ Dũ (1810–1902), mother of the Nguyễn Dynasty's Emperor Tự Đức.
  2. Empress Nam Phương (1914–63), consort of Emperor Bảo Đại, the second and last empress consort of the Nguyễn Dynasty.
  3. Nguyễn Hữu Huân (1830–75), a scholar and leader of an anti-French colonialist movement in Cochinchina.
  4. Nguyễn Thị Thập (1908–96), Deputy Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam (1960–75), and Chairwoman of the Women's Federation of Vietnam (1956–74).
  5. Trương Mỹ Hoa (1945-...), Vice President of Vietnam (2002–07), Deputy Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam (1997–2002), Chairwoman of the Women's Federation of Vietnam (1992–98).
  6. Lê Thanh Hải (1950-...), member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City's Communist Party Committee (2006-date).
  7. Viet Khang (1973-), Vietnamese song writer and singer, now arrested and held in captivity, for his songs that highly criticized the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  8. Nguyen Minh Phong, Vietnam's Next Top Model (cycle 7) top five alumnus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tiền Giang thành lập thị xã Cai Lậy (Vietnamese) Retrieved 24 Octorber 2018.

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