Bắc Kạn province overview12/08/2013
Bắc Kạn, also spelt Bắc Cạn, is aprovinceof Vietnam, It is located in the Northeast region, due north of the capitalHanoi. Bắc Kạn is the only town of the province which is the capital of the province and is a municipality. The province covers an area of 4859.4 square kilometers and as of 2008 it had a population of 308,900 people. There are seven ethic groups in the province, including: ethnic Tày, Nùng , Kinh, Dao, Mông, Hoa and Sán Chay and minority is about 80% of the population. It is a mountainous terrain with rich natural resources of minerals and forests. It has numerous mountains, rivers and lakes which are very scenic. Ba Bể National Park and Lake lie within its borders.
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