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QUANG BINH

Total Area: 7,984 sq. km
Population: 793,863
Provincial Capital Town: Dong Hoi Town
Districts: Le Thuy, Quang Ninh, Bo Trach, Minh Hoa, Tuyen Hoa, Quang Trach

Economic potentialities: agriculture, forestry, hydro-electricity.

ETHNIC DIVERSITY The population constitutes 16 different ethnic groups, including the Kinh and Bru-Van Kieu.

PHYSICAL Quang Binh spreads along the northern part of Central Vietnam and is the narrowest part of the country. The coastal line of Quang Binh is 126 km long.

CLIMATE Quang Binh has a tropical monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 26C. The hot and dry season lasts from March to October. The rainy season, during which temperatures can fall as low as 10C, lasts from November to March.