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Bạc Liêu Province

Bạc Liêu Province
Tỉnh Bạc Liêu
Province
Location of Bạc Liêu within Vietnam
Location of Bạc Liêu within Vietnam
Coordinates:
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Capital Bạc Liêu
Area[1]
 • Total 2,468.7 km2 (953.2 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 877,300
 • Density 360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Khmer, Hoa, Chăm
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 781
ISO 3166 code VN-55
Website www.baclieu.gov.vn

Bạc Liêu Province (  ) is a province of Vietnam. It is a coastal province, and is situated in the Mekong Delta region of the southern part of the country.

Contents

  • Administrative divisions 1
  • Geography 2
  • Economy 3
  • History 4
  • Culture 5
  • References 6

Administrative divisions

Bạc Liêu is subdivided into 7 district-level sub-divisions:

  • 6 districts:

They are further subdivided into 7 commune-level towns (or townlets), 50 communes, and 7 wards.

Geography

Bạc Liêu is generally thought of as being in the Mekong Delta, although it is actually located slightly to the south of the Mekong's main outflows. Bạc Liêu is around 100 km south of Cần Thơ, the largest city in the Mekong Delta.

Economy

The most important parts of Bạc Liêu's economy are rice farming, fishing, food processing, and clothing manufacturing.

History

After the Fall of Saigon, 30 April 1975, Bạc Liêu Province and Cà Mau Province were merged into one new entity called Minh Hải Province. Although it is located in Vietnam, many years ago this land was a part of the Khmer Empire which ruled most of Indochina many centuries ago. It is still home to many ethnic Khmer people. In 1996, Minh Hai Province was split into two, with the northeast becoming Bạc Liêu Province and the southwest becoming Cà Mau Province.

Culture

Vọng cổ, an important song in the traditional music of southern Vietnam, was composed in Bạc Liêu around 1918 or 1919.

References

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