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LAI CHAU

Total Area: 17,133 sq.km
Population: 588,666
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 23C and the average rainfall is 2,500 mm.