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Sơn La Province

Sơn La Province
Tỉnh Sơn La
Location of Sơn La within Vietnam
Location of Sơn La within Vietnam
Country  Vietnam
Region Northwest
Capital Sơn La
 • Total 14,055 km2 (5,427 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 972,800
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Tai, H'Mông, Mường, Dao
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 22
ISO 3166 code VN-05

Sơn La (  ) 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.[1] is located in this province.


  • Administrative divisions 1
  • Etymology 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Administrative divisions

Sơn La is subdivided into 12 district-level sub-divisions:

  • 11 districts:
  • 1 provincial city:

They are further subdivided into 9 commune-level towns (or townlets), 188 communes, and 7 wards.


The province's name derives from Sino-Vietnamese 山羅.

See also


  1. ^ "Huge hydro plant starts operation in Vietnam, says official". Intellasia News Services. 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 

External links

  • Official website
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