Quang Binh Province

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Quảng Bình province
Tỉnh Quảng Bình
Nickname(s): Serenity
Location of Quảng Bình within Vietnam
Location of Quảng Bình within Vietnam
Country  Vietnam
Region North Central Coast
Capital Đồng Hới
 • People's Council Chair Lương Ngọc Bính
 • People's Committee Chair Phan Lâm Phương
 • Total 8,065.8 km2 (3,114.2 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 857,818
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Bru–Vân Kiều, Chứt, Tày
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 52
ISO 3166 code VN-24
Website Quảng Bình Portal

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.