Provincial Capital: Dien Bien
Districts: Muong Te, Phong Tho, Muong Lay, Tua Chua, Tuan Giao, Dien Bien
Economic potentialities: forestry.
ETHNIC DIVERSITY The population consists mainly of the Thai, Si La, and La Chi minority groups.
CLIMATE The tropical monsoon climate brings a rainy summer and a short winter. The annual average temperature is 23°C and the average rainfall is 2,500 mm.