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Tay Ninh is a province in the Southeast region of Vietnam on the border with Cambodia. Its capital is the town of Tay Ninh.
Tay Ninh Province locates between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh, in Southern Key Economic Zone and borders Cambodia to the west. Tay Ninh City is 99 km away from Ho Chi Minh City following National Route 22 and 40 km away from the border with Cambodia to the northwest.
Formerly a Cambodian (Khmer) territory occupied early in the 19th century by the Vietnamese under the emperor Gia Long, the region has Khmer, Chinese, and Cham minorities. Followers of the Cao Dai, who dominate the area, have built a Holy See in Tay Ninh. The region also has concentrations of the Hoa Hao, a rival militant Buddhist sect. The area is noted for its large rubber and sugar plantations; rice and coconuts are also harvested.
Tay Ninh Province has a population of 1,169,165 (in 2019) and an area of 4,041.4 km².