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Tiền Giang Province

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Tiền Giang Province

Tiền Giang Province
Tỉnh Tiền Giang
Mỹ Tho
Nickname(s): Anterior River
Location of Tiền Giang within Vietnam
Location of Tiền Giang within Vietnam
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Capital Mỹ Tho
 • People's Council Chair Đỗ Tấn Minh
 • People's Committee Chair Nguyễn Hữu Chí
 • Total 2,367 km2 (914 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,635,700
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Tày
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 73
ISO 3166 code VN-46

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

Administrative divisions

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

  • 8 districts:
  • 2 district-level towns:

They are further subdivided into 7 commune-level towns (or townlets), 144 communes, and 22 wards.

Notable people from Tiền Giang

  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 only 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 by the Vietnamese communist regime, for his patriotic songs that highly criticized the regime and its pro-China stance.

External links

  • Official website of the Tiền Giang government
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