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* Note: Ha Giang is the northern portion of the former province Ha Tuyen.

Total Area: 7,831
Population: 564,300
Provincial Capital: Ha Giang
Districts: Dong Van, Meo Vac, Yen Minh, Quang Ba, Vi Xuyen, Bac Me, Hoang Su Phi, Xin Man, Bac Quang

ETHNIC DIVERSITY Many ethnic minorities, including the Dao, H'mong, Tay, and Nung, live in Ha Giang province.

Economic potentialities: cattle breeding, agriculture.

PHYSICAL Ha Giang is the province located at the highest latitude in Vietnam and shares a border with China in the north.

CLIMATE The climate is divided in two distinct seasons (rainy and dry), although it tends to vary depending on altitude.