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Total Area: 7,831 sq.km
Population: 564,300
Provincial Capital: Ha Giang
Districts: Dong Van, Meo Vac, Yen Minh, Quang Ba, Vi Xuyen, Bac Me, Hoang Su Phi, Xin Man, Bac Quang
 
Location:
Ha Giang province
is located in the northernmost part of Vietnam. It borders with China to the north, with Tuyen Quang province to the south, Cao Bang province to the east, and Lao Cai and Yen Bai provinces to the west. The main town is Ha Giang and its nine districts are Quang Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Bac Me, Vi Xuyen, Bac Quang, Hoang Su Phi and Xin Man.

The town Ha Giang lies along the Lo River about 215 miles (350 km) northwest of Hanoi. It is a market centre in a forested mountainous region about 13 miles (20 km) southeast of the China?Vietnam border. The area in which Ha Giang is situated produces much of the tea grown in northern Vietnam and also produces some paddy rice, together with corn (maize).

There are 22 ethnic minorities in Ha Giang province. The five major groups are the H'mong (30.75%), Tay (24.94%), Dao (15.16%), Kinh (12.13%) and Nung (9.69%). More than 88% of the population lives in rural areas and its population growth rate was 1.81% in 2002. Its annual per capital income was VND 2.14 million in 2002 (compared with VND 1.7 million in 2000). In 2002, about 48% of the provincial revenue was generated by agriculture, forestry and fishery, 21.28% came from industry and construction and 30.66% came from services. The provincial revenue mainly comes from the national government, local contributions counted for only 18% of its total budget of VND 953 billion. One hundred and forty-two of Ha Giang's 191 communes were on the list of 1,870 most impoverished communes in Vietnam.

Ethnic Diversity: Many ethnic minorities, including the Dao, H'mong, Tay, and Nung, live in Ha Giang province.
 
Economic potentialities: cattle breeding, agriculture.
 
Physical Ha Giang is the province located at the highest latitude in Vietnam and shares a border with China in the north.
 
Climate:
The climate is divided in two distinct seasons (rainy and dry), although it tends to vary depending on altitude
 
Getting Ha Giang
Ha Giang is 290km north of Hanoi on Hwy 2 and takes 5 hours to there from Hanoi. It?s possible to get Ha Giang from Bac Ha ( Lao Cai), however the tough road is only for the strongest 4WD or very experienced bikers.

 


Hanoi - Ha Giang - Meo Vac - Dong van - Lung Cu - Tuyen Quang - 5 days / 4 nights
 



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