Soc Trang

Soc trang is a province in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, with its capital in Sóc Trăng. The province occupies an area of 3,223 km2, and has a population of approximately 1,213,400. The province’s original Khmer name was Srok Kh’leang, meaning “silver depository” because it was where the Khmer king’s silver treasury was located. The Vietnamese settlers corrupted it into “Sốc-Kha-Lang” and eventually “Sóc Trăng”. Under the Nguyễn Dynasty emperor Minh Mạng, it was given the Sino-Vietnamese name Nguyệt Giang , a calque of “Sông Trăng” (Moon River).Soc Trang

Sóc Trăng province lies roughly between 9o14’N and 9o56’N latitude and between 105o34’E and 106o18’E longitude. It is bordered to the north west by Hậu Giang Province . To the southwest it is bordered by Bạc Liêu Province. And to the north east it is bordered by Trà Vinh Province . To the north is Vĩnh Long Province . To the southeast is 72 km of coastline of the South China Sea.
The provincial capital of Sóc Trăng province is the town which is also called Sóc Trăng. It is 231 km from Hồ Chí Minh City.
The province has two large rivers: the Hậu River and the Mỹ Thanh River.
Sóc Trăng is one of the poorest provinces in the southern region.

Soc Trang

Area: 3,312.3 sq. km
Population: 1,276.2 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Soc Trang City
Districts: Ke Sach, My Tu, My Xuyen, Thanh Tri, Long Phu, Vinh Chau, Cu Lao Dung, Nga Nam.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Cham, Hoa…


Soctrang Geography
Situated in Mekong Delta, Soc Trang is surrounded by Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Hau Giang, Bac Lieu and East Sea. There are 72km seaside, two river mouths and 30,000ha alluvia ground.

Influenced by oceanic weather, the province has two seasons: the rainy season lasts from May to November and dry season lasts from December to April next year. Annual average temperature is 27ºC. Annual rainfall is 1,840mm

Soctrang  Tourism
Soc Trang is covered by vast rice paddies, shrimp lagoons, luxuriant fruit gardens like longan, rambutan, durian, and orange.

Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa ethnic groups live together here. The province has 89 pagodas of Khmer group, 47 pagodas of Hoa people. Ma Toc (Bat), Khleang, Chruitim Chas, Chen Kieu, and Buu Son Tu (Set) are famous pagodas.

Coming to there, tourists like to taste tropical fruit in My Phuoc River Islet, or join many recreation and entertainment activities in Binh An Tourist Resort. Chol Chnam Thmay, Oc Om Boc festivals, Ngo Boat Race also attract many visitors.


Soctrang  Transportation
Soc Trang is 231km from Ho Chi Minh City, 60km from Can Tho. National Highways No.1A links the province and Can Tho, Bac Lieu.


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