Dak Nong province, Central Highlands
Capital: Gia Nghia
Area: 6,514.5 km² (2,515.3 sq mi)
Population: About 500,000
Density: 65/km² (170/sq mi)
Demographics: Vietnamese, E De, Nung, M’Nong, Tay
Calling code: 501
Dak Nong, also Dac Nong, is a province of Vietnam. It is in the Central Highlands. The provincial capital is Gia Nghia.
Dak Nong borders Dak Lak Province in the north, Lam Dong Province in the south-east, Binh Phuoc Province and Cambodia in the west. It is located in the southern part of the Central Highlands, about 500m above sea level. The terrain is lower in the west. Dak Nong has large fields and lakes in the south. Dak Nong has three main river systems: Ba River, Serepok River and other small rivers.
The average temperature is 24 degrees Celsius. The rainy season starts in May and ends in October. The dry season starts in November and ends in April the year after.
Like Dak Lak Province, coffee, pepper and rubber are the most important products of Dak Nong. Dak Nong is a potential province of tourism. There are many beautiful sites such as Ba Tang Waterfall, Dieu Thanh Waterfall, and Nam Nung pine hill.
– Dak Nong is divided into seven districts:
– Cu Jut
– Dak Mil
– Dak Glong
– Dak R’Lap
– Dak Song
– Krong No
– Tuy Duc
The town of Gia Nghia is a separate municipality.
Until recently, Dak Nong was part of the larger Dak Lak Province, but is now fully independent. Before 1975, Dak Nong was part of South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam), and Dak Nong Province was formerly named Quang Duc Province, but after the 1975 North Vietnamese army conquest over the South in the Vietnam War, Quang Duc was conjoined with Dak Lak Province.
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