Sơn La Province

Sơn La (listen) is a province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. It borders Laos to the south. The population includes Black and White Tai ethnic group.
Sơn La Dam, the largest hydroelectric power station in Southeast Asia.[1] is located in this province.

Sơn La Province

Tỉnh Sơn La
Location of Sơn La within Vietnam
Coordinates: 21°10′N 104°0′E
Country Vietnam
CapitalSơn La
  Total14,055 km2 (5,427 sq mi)
  Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
  EthnicitiesVietnamese, Tai, H'Mông, Mường, Dao
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area codes212
ISO 3166 codeVN-05

Administrative divisions

Sơn La is subdivided into 12 district-level sub-divisions:

Second Tier
Third Tier subdivisions
Ward Township Commune
Sơn La city324.9375
Bắc Yên District1099.36115
Mai Sơn District1410.30121
Mộc Châu District1081.66213
Mường La District1407.90115
Phù Yên District1227.00126
Quỳnh Nhai District1049.0711
Sông Mã District1639.72119
Sốp Cộp District1477.009
Thuận Châu District1535.07128
Vân Hồ District979.8414
Yên Châu District843.00114

They are further subdivided into nine commune-level towns (or townlets), 188 communes, and seven wards.


The province's name derives from Sino-Vietnamese .

See also


  1. "Huge hydro plant starts operation in Vietnam, says official". Intellasia News Services. 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2011-01-22.

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