Quang Binh Province

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Quảng Bình province
Tỉnh Quảng Bình
Province
Nickname(s): Serenity
Location of Quảng Bình within Vietnam
Location of Quảng Bình within Vietnam
Country Vietnam
RegionNorth Central Coast
CapitalĐồng Hới
Government
 • People's Council ChairLương Ngọc Bính
 • People's Committee ChairPhan Lâm Phương
Area[1]
 • Total8,065.8 km2 (3,114.2 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total857,818
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demographics
 • EthnicitiesVietnamese, Bru–Vân Kiều, Chứt, Tày
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Calling code52
ISO 3166 codeVN-24
WebsiteQuảng 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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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tong quan Quang Binh" (in Vietnamese). Quảng Bình provincial government. 2010-02-08.