Kon Tum Province

Kon Tum Province lies in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam and shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. It has an area of 9,934 square km and a population of approximately 530,000. The economy is primarily agricultural.

Kon Tum Province

Tỉnh Kon Tum
Location of Kon Tum within Vietnam
Coordinates: 14°45′N 107°55′E
Country Vietnam
RegionCentral Highlands
CapitalKon Tum
Area
  Total9,674.5 km2 (3,735.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
  Total528,043
  Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demographics
  EthnicitiesVietnamese, Xơ Đăng, Ba Na, Giẻ Triêng, Jarai
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Calling code60
ISO 3166 codeVN-28
Websitewww.kontum.gov.vn

Name

The name Kon Tum comes from the name of a village of the Bahnar ethnic group. In the Bahnar language, kon means "village" and tum means "pool". Prior to the adoption of the Vietnamese alphabet in the 1920s, the name was rendered as .

Administrative divisions

Kon Tum is subdivided into ten district-level sub-divisions:

Second Tier
subdivisions
Area
(km²)
Third Tier subdivisions
Ward Township Commune
Kon Tum city432.981011
Đắk Glei District1495.26111
Đắk Hà District844.47110
Đắk Tô District509.2418
Ia H'Drai District980.133
Kon Plông District1381.209
Kon Rẫy District886.6016
Ngọc Hồi District824.0017
Sa Thầy District1435.22110
Tu Mơ Rông District857.1811

They are further subdivided into six commune-level towns (or townlets), 83 communes, and 10 wards.

Geography

Neighboring provinces are Quảng Nam to the north, Quảng Ngãi to the east and Gia Lai to the south. The capital city is Kon Tum, located on the Đăk Bla river.

The southern border with Gia Lai follows the Se San river up to Yali Falls Dam, as well as part of the Dak Bla, Dak Pokei and Dak Poe rivers.

The province is primarily located in the Sê San river basin, though parts are also in the headwaters of the Vu Gia, Trà Khúc and Sekong Rivers.

Demographics

Ethnic groups in Kon Tum Province include the Viet, Ba Na, Brau, Giẻ Triêng, Jarai, Rơ Măm, and Xo Dang.

Notable residents

See also

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