Place:Dak Lak, Vietnam


NameDak Lak
Alt namesDak Laksource: Wikipedia
Đắk Lắksource: Wikipedia
Located inVietnam

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Đắk Lắk is a province of Vietnam. It is located in Vietnam's Central Highlands, and is home to quite a few indigenous ethnic minorities, such as the Rade, the Jarai and the Mnong, among others.


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The area now known as Đắk Lắk was originally controlled by the Kingdom of Champa. When Champa was conquered and annexed by Vietnam in the 15th century, Đắk Lắk was brought under loose Vietnamese rule. Later, in 1540, a noble named Bùi Tá Hán was appointed by the Vietnamese authorities to direct the settlement of the area by ethnic Vietnamese, bringing the highlands under more effective Vietnamese control. Military outposts were established in the area to guard against possible aggression from the west. Later, when Vietnam was occupied by the French, the French established a large number of plantations in the area. Resistance to French rule was strong in Đắk Lắk, with various minority tribes leading a number of significant rebellions. The most notable was a 23-year campaign led by N’Trang Lơng, a M’Nông tribal leader. Later, Đắk Lắk was part of South Vietnam, and saw considerable action in the Vietnam War.

Until recently, Đắk Nông was a part of Đắk Lắk, but is now a separate province.

A chronology of key events

  • End of the 19th century, Đắk Lắk belonged to Kon Tum, part of Viet Nam
  • 22 November 1904, Đắk Lắk province was created and administrated by Annam
  • 9 February 1913, Daklak province again part of Kon Tum
  • 2 July 1923, a new Đắk Lắk was formed. It only had villages.
  • 1931, it consisted of 5 provinces: Ban Me Thuot, Buon Ho, Đăk Song, Lak, M'Đrăk
  • 2 July 1958, Đắk Lắk (Darlac) is composed of Ban Me Thuot, Lac Thien, M'Đrăk, Đăk Song, Buon Ho
  • 23 January 1959, Quang Duc Province was created with the separation of Đăk Song

Part of M'Đrăk district was added to Khánh Hòa Province

  • 20 December 1963, Phuoc An District was formed, with capital at Phuoc Trach, then to Thuan Hieu on 1 September 1965.
  • 1976, new Đắk Lắk was formed with elements Đắk Lắk and Quang Duc.
  • 26 November 2003, Đắk Lắk was dissolved again into Đắk Lắk and Đắk Nông.

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