Đắk Nông Province

Đắk Nông (listen), also Ðắc Nông, is a province of Vietnam. It is located in the country's Central Highlands. The provincial capital is Gia Nghĩa.

Đắk Nông Province

Tỉnh Đắk Nông
Location of Đắk/Ðắc Nông within Vietnam
Coordinates: 11°59′N 107°42′E
Country Vietnam
RegionCentral Highlands
CapitalGia Nghĩa
Area
  Total6,515.6 km2 (2,515.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total574,673
  Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demographics
  EthnicitiesVietnamese, Ê Đê, Nùng, M'Nông, Tày
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area codes261 (from 17 June 2017)
501 (until 16 July 2017)
ISO 3166 codeVN-72
Websitewww.daknong.gov.vn

Geography

Đắk Nông borders Đắk Lắk Province in the north, Lâm Đồng Province in the south-east, Bình Phước Province and Cambodia in the west. It is located in the southern part of the Central Highlands, about 500m above sea level. The terrain is lower in the west. Đắk Nông has large fields and lakes in the south. Đắk Nông has three main river systems: Ba River, Serepok River and other small rivers

Climate

The average temperature is 24 degrees Celsius. The rainy season starts in May and ends in October. The dry season starts in November and ends in April the year after.

Economy

Like Đắk Lắk Province, coffee, pepper and rubber are the most important products of Đắk Nông. Đắk Nông is a potential province of tourism. There are many beautiful sites such as Ba Tang Waterfall, Dieu Thanh Waterfall, and Nam Nung pine hill.

Administrative divisions

Đắk Nông is subdivided into eight district-level sub-divisions:

Second Tier
subdivisions
Area
(km²)
Third Tier subdivisions
Ward Township Commune
Gia Nghĩa city286.6453
Cư Jút District718.9017
Đăk Glong District7
Đăk Mil District682.7019
Đăk R'Lấp District63.42110
Đăk Song District808.1018
Krông Nô District816.80111
Tuy Đức District1123.276

They are further subdivided into five commune-level towns (or townlets), 61 communes, and five wards.

History

Until recently, Đắk Nông was part of the larger Đắk Lắk Province, but is now fully independent. Before 1975, Đắk Nông was part of South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam) and was formerly named Quảng Đức Province. However, after the 1975 Việt Cộng conquest over the South in the Vietnam War, Quảng Đức was conjoined with Đắk Lắk Province. For Đắk Nông's history, please see Đắk Lắk Province.

References

  1. Statistical Handbook of Vietnam 2014, General Statistics Office Of Vietnam
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