Ninh Bình Province

Ninh Bình Province
Tỉnh Ninh Bình
Nickname(s): Serenity

Location of Ninh Bình within Vietnam
Coordinates: 20°15′N 105°50′E / 20.250°N 105.833°E / 20.250; 105.833Coordinates: 20°15′N 105°50′E / 20.250°N 105.833°E / 20.250; 105.833
Country  Vietnam
Region Red River Delta
Capital Ninh Bình
  People's Council Chair Đinh Văn Hùng
  People's Committee Chair Đinh Văn Hùng
  Total 1,383.7 km2 (534.2 sq mi)
Population (2004)
  Total 554,700
  Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
  Ethnicities Vietnamese, Mường
Time zone ICT (UTC+07:00)
Calling code 30
ISO 3166 code VN-18

Ninh Bình ( listen) is a province of Vietnam, in the Red River Delta region of the northern part of the country.

Administrative divisions

Ninh Bình is subdivided into 8 district-level sub-divisions:

They are further subdivided into 7 commune-level towns (or townlets), 122 communes, and 16 wards.


Ninh Bình is located to the south of the Northern Delta, between the Red and Ma rivers. It is bordered by Hòa Bình and Hà Nam to the north, Nam Định to northeast, Thanh Hóa to the south and west.

Ninh Bình also has a very short coastline abutting the Gulf of Tonkin. The population is 898,500 people. the total area is 1,329.4 sq kilometer


The ethnic groups include the Viet (also called Kinh group, the Vietnamese ethnic majority), as well as, Dao, Hoa, Hmong, Mường, Nùng, Tày, Thai and others. There are 23 ethnic communities, among which the Kinh account for more than 98%.


Natural beauty sights

Ecological sights

Historic sights

The old city of Ninh Bình is one of many famous historical sites in Vietnam.

Photos of Ninh Bình

Hoa Lư - ancient capital 



Embroidered handicrafts in Hoa Lư District Sea reed handicrafts in Kim Sơn District


Ninh Bình is located 91 km from Hanoi and has both rail and road transport links. Express rail connections with Hanoi in the north and Thanh Hóa and Vinh in the south. Buses from Hanoi's South Bus Station stop by Ninh Bình; the bus routes parallel and complement the rail route.


The province's name derives from Sino-Vietnamese .

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