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Thai Nguyen Province
Thái Nguyên is a province in the Northeast region of Vietnam. It is a mountainous, midland province with a natural land area of 3534.45 square kilometres and a population of 1,149,100 as of 2008. Its multi-ethnic society is composed of eight ethnic groups.With its rich mineral resources and salubrious climate, the province offers significant opportunities for industrial development for both domestic and foreign investors. Thái Nguyên is also known as an educational centre and ranks 3rd nationwide, having 21 universities and colleges. The province is also the centre of tea industry in the country with an area of 16,000 ha. (second only to Lâm Đồng) with a production of 100,000 tonnes/year. Its dried tea production is 25,000 tonnes/year. The tea produced here is considered to have the finest quality throughout Vietnam.EtymologyThe province's name was derived from Sino-Vietnamese.GeographyThái Nguyên borders six provinces: Bắc Kạn, Vĩnh Phúc, Tuyên Quang, Lạng Sơn, Bắc Giang, Hanoi. Thái Nguyên also borders the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi to the south. Thái Nguyên is the gateway for socio-economic exchange with the Red River delta. The exchange is carried out via road, rail and waterways in the province Main water features include the Công River and Núi Cốc Lake.Customize your holiday with our Vietnam travel planning tool to create an adventure that suits you.
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