Bạc Liêu Province
Tỉnh Bạc Liêu
Bạc Liêu windpower farm
Location of Bạc Liêu within Vietnam
|• Total||2,468.7 km2 (953.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Kinh, Khmer, Hoa|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-55|
Bạc Liêu Province (Vietnamese: [ɓàːk liəw] (
Bạc Liêu is derived from the Teochew name Po Liaw (北遼) meaning “meagre hamlet”.
Bạc Liêu is subdivided into seven district-level sub-divisions:
They are further subdivided into seven commune-level towns (or townlets), 50 communes, and seven wards.
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.
The most important parts of Bạc Liêu's economy are rice farming, fishing, food processing, and clothing manufacturing.
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.In 1996, Minh Hải Province was split into two, with the northeast becoming Bạc Liêu Province and the southwest becoming Cà Mau Province.
Vọng cổ, an important song in the traditional music of southern Vietnam, was composed in Bạc Liêu around 1918 or 1919.
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Bạc Liêu is a provincial city and capital of the Bạc Liêu Province in the Mekong Delta region in southern Vietnam. It is a medium-sized town with a population of approximately 150,000. The former name of the city is Vĩnh Lợi.
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Vĩnh Lợi is a rural district (huyện) of Bạc Liêu Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 187,515. The district covers an area of 652 km². The district capital lies at Châu Hưng. Vĩnh Lợi District is north of the border with Sóc Trăng Province, south of Hòa Bình and Bạc Liêu town, and west of Phước Long district.
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