Lộc Ninh (township)

Lộc Ninh

Thị trấn Lộc Ninh
Lộc Ninh township
Lộc Ninh, Binh Phuoc.jpg
Lộc Ninh is located in Vietnam
Lộc Ninh
Lộc Ninh
Location in Vietnam
Coordinates: 11°50′35.700″N 106°35′27.700″E / 11.84325000°N 106.59102778°E / 11.84325000; 106.59102778
Country  Vietnam
Region Southeast
Province Bình Phước
District Lộc Ninh District
Time zone UTC+7 (UTC + 7)

Lộc Ninh is a township and capital of Lộc Ninh District, Bình Phước Province in the Southeast region of Vietnam.[1]

During the Vietnam War, the 1967 "First Battle of Loc Ninh" and the 1972 "Battle of Loc Ninh", took place in Bình Phước Province, near the Cambodian border at the northern end of Highway 13, north of the presently named Ho Chi Minh City (né Saigon). Lộc Ninh served as the seat of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam from its formation in 1969 until the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

Transport

In 2007, a section of the proposed Trans-Asian Railway connecting Cambodia with Vietnam would pass through Lộc Ninh. The Vietnamese government completed a feasibility study on the Saigon–Lộc Ninh Railway, and is working with the Cambodian government to finalize the connecting rail point on the Cambodian side. Once the exact connecting point is found, work is expected to begin immediately on the 145-kilometer link between Lộc Ninh and Hồ Chí Minh City.[2]

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References

  1. ^ "Administrative subdivisions". General Statistics Office of Vietnam.
  2. ^ Xinhua (28 November 2006). "Trans-Asia Rail Link Completed by 2015: ASEAN Official". China.org.cn.

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