Place:Bac Ninh, Vietnam


NameBac Ninh
Alt namesBac Ninhsource: Wikipedia
Bắc Ninhsource: Wikipedia
Located inVietnam
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Bac Ninh

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Bắc Ninh is a province of Vietnam, located in the Red River Delta of the northern part of the country. It is situated to the east of the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, and borders Bắc Giang Province, Hưng Yên Province, Hải Dương Province, Thái Nguyên Province and Hanoi. The province's name derives from Sino-Vietnamese and literally means "northern serenity".

The province is rich in culture and is known nationally for Quan họ folk music. Quan họ was recognised as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO in 2009.


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Under the dynasties of the Hùng kings, Bắc Ninh belonged to bộ Vu Ninh (bộ is at a local level the highest administrative unit under the dynasties of the Hùng kings). Under the and Trần dynasties, it belonged to lộ Bắc Ninh; it belonged to thừa tuyên Kinh Bac under the Lê dynasty and then changed into trấn Kinh Bac and Bac Ninh. Under the Minh Mạng dynasty (1831) it was renamed Bac Ninh province.

On 27 October 1962, Bắc Ninh province and the neighbouring Bắc Giang Province were united as Hà Bắc Province. On 6 November 1996 at the 10th Session of the 9th National Congress, Hà Bắc province was separated into two provinces, Bac Ninh and Bac Giang. The administrative system of Bắc Ninh province operates since 1 January 1997.

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