Quang Binh Province

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Quảng Bình province
Tỉnh Quảng Bình
Province
Nickname(s): Serenity
Location of Quảng Bình within Vietnam
Coordinates: 17°30′N 106°20′E / 17.5°N 106.333°E / 17.5; 106.333Coordinates: 17°30′N 106°20′E / 17.5°N 106.333°E / 17.5; 106.333
Country  Vietnam
Region North Central Coast
Capital Đồng Hới
Government
 • People's Council Chair Lương Ngọc Bính
 • People's Committee Chair Phan Lâm Phương
Area[1]
 • Total 8,065.8 km2 (3,114.2 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 857,818
 • Density 106.3525/km2 (275.4517/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Bru–Vân Kiều, Chứt, Tày
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 52
ISO 3166 code VN-24

Quang Binh (in Vietnamese: Quảng Bình; Hán Tự: 廣平) is a province in the North Central Coast of Vietnam.

The province has the World Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The province is the place of birth of several famous Vietnamese persons, including general Vo Nguyen Giap, the family of former South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem, poet Han Mac Tu, and writer Bao Ninh. During the Vietnam War, this province was severely devastated by bombing by U.S. B-52s.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tong quan Quang Binh" (in Vietnamese). Quảng Bình provincial government. 2010-02-08. http://www.quangbinh.gov.vn/3cms/?cmd=120&cat=1124765178891.