Bạc Liêu Province

Bạc Liêu Province (Vietnamese: [ɓàːk liəw] (About this soundlisten)) 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.

Bạc Liêu Province

Tỉnh Bạc Liêu
Bạc Liêu windpower farm
Bạc Liêu windpower farm
Official seal of Bạc Liêu Province
Seal
Location of Bạc Liêu within Vietnam
Location of Bạc Liêu within Vietnam
Coordinates: 9°15′N 105°45′E / 9.250°N 105.750°E / 9.250; 105.750Coordinates: 9°15′N 105°45′E / 9.250°N 105.750°E / 9.250; 105.750
Country Vietnam
RegionMekong Delta
CapitalBạc Liêu
Area
 • Total2,468.7 km2 (953.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total978,695
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • EthnicitiesKinh, Khmer, Hoa
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area codes291
ISO 3166 codeVN-55
Websitewww.baclieu.gov.vn

EtymologyEdit

Bạc Liêu is derived from the Teochew name Po Liaw (北遼) meaning “meagre hamlet”.

Administrative divisionsEdit

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

  • 5 districts:
  • 1 district-level town:

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

GeographyEdit

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 kilometres (62 mi) south of Cần Thơ, the largest city in the Mekong Delta.

EconomyEdit

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

HistoryEdit

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 presently located in Vietnam, the area used to be a part of the Khmer Empire which ruled most of Indochina many centuries ago. It is still home to many ethnic Khmer people in addition to a large ethnic Teochew Chinese population.[2] In 1996, Minh Hải Province was split into two, with the northeast becoming Bạc Liêu Province and the southwest becoming Cà Mau Province.

CultureEdit

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

Referring to Bac Lieu, many people immediately think of the homeland of Prince Bac Lieu (Công Tử Bạc Liêu) Trần Trinh Huy also called Ba Huy, or the Black Prince - was a famous player not only in Bac Lieu but even in Saigon and the South of Vietnam during the 1930s and 1940s. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Statistical Handbook of Vietnam 2014 Archived 2015-07-06 at the Wayback Machine, General Statistics Office Of Vietnam
  2. ^ In Bánh Củ Cải, a Curious Slice of Bac Lieu's Teochew Heritage
  3. ^ "Công tử Bạc Liêu không như giai thoại". Technology Tips, Tricks, Tutorials (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 2020-02-25.

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