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Kon Tum Province

Kon Tum Province


Tỉnh Kon Tum
Kontum wooden catholic church.jpg
Official seal of Kon Tum Province

Seal
Location of Kon Tum within Vietnam
Location of Kon Tum within Vietnam
Coordinates: 14°45′N107°55′E / 14.750°N 107.917°E / 14.750; 107.917Coordinates: 14°45′N107°55′E / 14.750°N 107.917°E / 14.750; 107.917
Country   Vietnam
Region Central Highlands
Capital Kon Tum
Area
 • Total 9,674.5 km2 (3,735.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total 528,043
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Xơ Đăng, Ba Na, Giẻ Triêng, Jarai
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Calling code 60
ISO 3166 code VN-28
Website www.kontum.gov.vn

Kon Tum Province lies in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam and shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. It has an area of 9,934 square km and a population of approximately 530,000. The economy is primarily agricultural.

Name [ edit ]

The name Kon Tum comes from the name of a village of the Bahnar ethnic group. In the Bahnar language, kon means "village" and tum means "pool". Prior to the adoption of the Vietnamese alphabet in the 1920s, the name was rendered as .

Administrative divisions [ edit ]

Kon Tum is subdivided into ten district-level sub-divisions:

Second Tier

subdivisions
Area

(km²)
Third Tier subdivisions
Ward Township Commune
Kon Tum city 432.98 10 11
Đắk Glei District 1495.26 1 11
Đắk Hà District 844.47 1 10
Đắk Tô District 509.24 1 8
Ia H'Drai District 980.13 3
Kon Plông District 1381.20 9
Kon Rẫy District 886.60 1 6
Ngọc Hồi District 824.00 1 7
Sa Thầy District 1435.22 1 10
Tu Mơ Rông District 857.18 11

They are further subdivided into six commune-level towns (or townlets), 83 communes, and 10 wards.

Geography [ edit ]

Neighboring provinces are Quảng Nam to the north, Quảng Ngãi to the east and Gia Lai to the south. The capital city is Kon Tum, located on the Đăk Bla river.

The southern border with Gia Lai follows the Se San river up to Yali Falls Dam, as well as part of the Dak Bla, Dak Pokei and Dak Poe rivers.

The province is primarily located in the Sê San river basin, though parts are also in the headwaters of the Vu Gia, Trà Khúc and Sekong Rivers.

Demographics [ edit ]

Ethnic groups in Kon Tum Province include the Viet, Ba Na, Brau, Giẻ Triêng, Jarai, Rơ Măm, and Xo Dang.

Notable residents [ edit ]

See also [ edit ]

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