Vĩnh Phúc Province

Provinces of Vietnam Vietnam Vĩnh Yên
Vĩnh Phúc Province

Tỉnh Vĩnh Phúc
Vòng xoay ở chỗ Bưu điện Vĩnh Phúc.jpg
Nickname(s): 
Fortune
Location of Vĩnh Phúc within Vietnam
Location of Vĩnh Phúc within Vietnam
Coordinates: 21°18′N 105°36′E / 21.300°N 105.600°E / 21.300; 105.600Coordinates: 21°18′N 105°36′E / 21.300°N 105.600°E / 21.300; 105.600
Country Vietnam
RegionNortheast
CapitalVĩnh Yên
Government
 • People's Council ChairTrịnh Đình Dũng
 • People's Committee ChairNguyễn Ngọc Phi
Area
 • Total1,371.4 km2 (529.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total1,230,514
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demographics
 • EthnicitiesVietnamese, Sán Dìu, Sán Chay, Tày
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area codes211
ISO 3166 codeVN-70
Websitewww.vinhphuc.gov.vn

Vĩnh Phúc (Vietnamese: [vǐŋ̟ˀ fǔkp] (About this soundlisten)) is a province in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam.

Administrative divisions

Vĩnh Phúc is subdivided into 8 district-level sub-divisions:

They are further subdivided into 12 commune-level towns (or townlets), 112 communes, and 13 wards.

Etymology

The province's name derives from Sino-Vietnamese. Vĩnh () means "everlasting", while Phúc () means "fortune". Together, Vĩnh Phúc means "everlasting fortune".

Events

Closure of Sơn Lôi Commune during the COVID-19 pandemic

On February 13, 2020, Vĩnh Phúc Province has decided to lock down Sơn Lôi Commune - a rural community of over 10,600 in Bình Xuyên District - for fourteen days as an effort to contain the disease caused by the Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV 2) virus. Seven of the total of sixteen people contracted the virus in Vietnam are residents of Sơn Lôi Commune - including a three-month-old girl. Authorities have established mobile shops and provided food and face masks to the community.[1]

Vĩnh Phúc also has the highest number of confirmed nCoV cases in Vietnam, with a number of ten.

References

  1. ^ Dinh, Tat. "Vietnam province isolates commune with seven coronavirus patients". VnExpress International.