Place:Lai Chau, Vietnam

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NameLai Chau
Alt namesLai Chausource: Wikipedia
Lai Châusource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Lai Châusource: Wikipedia
TypeProvince
Coordinates22.0°N 103.0°E
Located inVietnam
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Lai Châu is a province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Lai Châu Province is the most sparsely populated in Vietnam, and it shares a border with China. It was once a semi-independent White Tai confederation known as Sip Song Chau Tai, but was absorbed by France into French Indochina in the 1880s and subsequently became part of Vietnam following Vietnamese independence in 1954. It became part of the Northwest Autonomous Area of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam from 1955 to 1975, when Lai Châu Province was formed. Điện Biên Province was carved out of Lai Châu in 2004.

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