What is The Least Populous Province in Vietnam?

Vietnam is divided into 58 provinces and 5 municipalities existing at the same level as provinces. Have you ever wonder which province in Vietnam is the least populous? Let's find out.
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Bac Kan province. Photo: vnstour
Bac Kan province. Photo: vnstour

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a long streched country along the eastern coast of the Indochinese Peninsula.

Vietnam borders China in north, Laos and Cambodia in west. The nation is bordering the South China Sea in east, and the Gulf of Tonkin with the island of Hainan Dao (China) in north-east. The country shares maritime borders with Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand.

With an area of 331,689 square kilometers Vietnam is about three times the size of Bulgaria or slightly larger than the U.S. state of New Mexico.

Vietnam has a population of 92.6 million people (in 2016), it is the 13th most populous country in the world, cited nationsonline.

Vietnam is divided into 58 provinces and 5 municipalities existing at the same level as provinces.

The provinces are divided into districts, provincial cities, and county-level towns, which are subdivided into commune-level towns or communes.

The municipalities are divided into rural districts and urban districts, which are subdivided into wards, according to travelvietnam.

In Vietnam, the least populous is Bac Kan, a mountainous province in the remote northeast with 313,905 people.

What is the geographical position of Bac Kan?

Bac Kan is a mountainous terrain with rich natural resources of minerals and forests. It has numerous mountains, rivers and lakes which are very scenic; Ba Be National Park and the Ba Be Lake within its precincts are popular attractions.

Bac Kan is a mountainous province, sharing its border with Cao Bang province to the north, Tuyen Quang province to the west, Lang Son province to the south-east, and Thai Nguyen Province to the south. The topography is mainly midland, mountainous. The province has a complex network of rivers and springs, cited vietnamtourism.

How Bac Kan is special for visitors?

History

In the era of the Hung King established the country. Bac Kan belongs to Vu Dinh (one of 15 sets of Van Lang). Under Tang dynasty where this is the land of Vo Nga. From the Ly dynasty, when our father started to build and develop the Feudalist Central Government. In the early Le period, this was the land of the North. In the 7th Quang Thuan (1466) Bac Kan in Thai Nguyen province, then Ninh Thuan in the 10th Quang Thuan (1469). The 21th Hong Duc (1490) of Thong Hoa (including Cam Hoa and Chau Bach Thong) belonged to Thai Nguyen province, cited originvietnam.

Bac Kan is one of the areas considered as “important areas” in the north. It is very important in politics – military. Therefore, in the history of national construction and defense of the nation. Bac Kan people always alongside the people of the country defeated many aggressive aggressors. In the resistance war against the Northern invaders from Chinese invaders. Generations of ethnic minorities in Bac Kan are always present in the army against invaders.

Ba Be lake in Bac Kan. Photo: erasmusu
Ba Be lake in Bac Kan. Photo: erasmusu

During French war in Vietnam. Bac Kan province was chosen by the Party Central to be a safe zone (ATK). ;As a revolutionary base, Bac Kan wholeheartedly assists, protects the army, agencies, enterprises, the central evacuation; protect the leadership of the Party, the State. In the campaign Viet Bac (Autumn – Winter 1947), many examples of fighting, sacrificed nationally known, many names mountain The river has become a historical landmark, associated with glorious victories like Phu Thong, Deo Giang.

At present, Bac Kan has 11 historical and revolutionary relics recognized by the State. It was Na Tu, where the youth volunteer team was stationed. Cho Don is home to many historical relics. Such as Ban Ca, Binh Trung Commune, where Uncle Ho lived and worked at the end of 1947. Khuoi Linh in Luong Bang commune where the Party Central Committee stood at the end of 1949 and in 1951 General Secretary Truong Chinh lived and worked. Na Pau Hill with the work of Uncle Ho in late 1950’s in early 1951; Before 1945, General Vo Nguyen Giap lived and worked here.

What is the climate like in Bac Kan?

There are two seasons: dry and cold lasts from April to October and hot and rainy from November to December. The cold season lasts longer in the north region. The annual average temperature is 25 degree Celsius. The annual rainfall is about 1,400 millimeters - 1,800 millimeters. The weather has drizzling rain and high humidity in March, April and August, according to vietnamtourism.

When is the best time to travel to Bac Kan?

The climate of Bac Kan has a distinct seasonal pattern. The rainy season from May to October, and dry season from last November to April next year. Due to the middle of the mountainous system of Northeast, Bac Kan is quite cold in winter.

What is The Least Populous Province in Vietnam?
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You can go to Bac Kan to rest at Ba Be National Park between from May to September.

Around Feb (lunar calendar) is usually the festival of ethnic groups. If you travel to Bac Kan at this time you will have the opportunity to learn the unique features in culture as well as explore. food of the upland people, cited originvietnam.

How to get to Bac Kan from Hanoi?

Bac Kan is about 150 kilometers from Hanoi through Highway 3 through Thai Nguyen. Before, from Hanoi to Bac Kan usually takes about 4-5 hours because the route 3 is quite small. However, now the expressway of Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Cho Moi has been cleared, so the time to Bac Kan is only about 2 hours.

Depending on the destination you can choose the appropriate local bus. Most of these buses come from My Dinh bus station. If you want to go to the evening. You can refer to the route to Cao Bang by route to Cao Bang often go through some places in Bac Kan.

What is The Least Populous Province in Vietnam?
Bac Kan province. Photo: backan.gov

Accommodation in Bac Kan

Despite the potential, Bac Kan tourism still faces many difficulties. For example, Ba Be Lake and Ba Be National Park are located far away from the residential areas, so the traveling conditions are difficult to attract. In addition, the development of tourism services is not regular, not professional and only seasonal.

Bac Kan tourism has made new ways to introduce the type of community (homestay) to bring interesting experiences for visitors. Homestay tourism mainly occurs in Ba Be Lake and Ba Be National Park with spots in Pac Ngoi village, Coc Toc village, Bo Lu.

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