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Northern Highland / Tuyen Quang


General information
- Geographic location: Tuyen Quang is northwestern mountainous province located at 21030'-22040' north latitude and 104053'- 105040' east longitude.Tuyen Quang is bounded by Ha Giang to the North, by Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Thai Nguyen provinces to the East, by Yen Bai to the West and by Phu Tho and Vinh Phuc provinces to the South. 
- Area: 5,870.4km².
Topographic features: The province’s topography is rather complex with many partitions by high mountains, rivers and streams, especially in its Northern area. It is lower with less partitions, hills and valleys (running along rivers) in the Southern area. 
- Administrative units: The province is divided into Tuyen Quang city and 5 districts: Na Hang, Chiem Hoa, Ham Yen, Yen Son, Son Duong.
- Population: 728,900 people  
- Natural resources: The province’s total area of natural land is 586,800 hectares. Its soil is quite rich, especially in its Southern districts, creating specialized areas growing tea, sugarcane, fruit trees serving processing industries. Besides, Tuyen Quang has 163 mine points with 27 different kinds of mineral such as 17 iron ore mines with the estimated reserves of 7 million tons mainly found in Yen Son, Ham Yen districts, 12 tin mines mainly found in Son Duong districts, 8 manganese mines found in Chiem Hoa district, Na Hang, lead-zinc mines found in Tuyen Quang town, Yen Son district, Son Duong district, Chiem Hoa district etc., 15 antimon mines found in Chiem Hoa, Na Hang and Yen Son
- Tourism resources: Tuyen Quang has 386 historical monuments recognized by the State, mainly found in Tuyen Quang town, Son Duong, Yen Son and Chiem Hoa districts. It has potentiality for developing eco combined with cultural and historical tourism such as tours to Tan Trao revolutionary base, Kim Binh, mineral water convalesce center, Ngoi La, Nui Dum, Hang Tien (Fairy Cave), Trung Ha waterfall, Mo waterfall, etc.
- Human resources: The population of Tuyen Quang was just over 72,500 people, of which the number of people in working age was 443,568 people (accounted for 61%). Young labor is an advantage of the province but just above 26% employees was trained.
- Transportation system: The province’s transportation system is still limited due to its mountainous location. Road traffic is the major means of transportation here with national highways No. 2, 37, 2C running through the province. The total length of national road is 340km, district road: 595 km and urban road: 121 km. In a plan to 2015, Tuyen Quang will develop fully transport system including road, waterway and railway.
- Power supply system:  The power supply system includes Tuyen Quang hydropower station with 342 MW capacity, Chiem Hoa hydropower with 45MW capacity and 220KV and 110KV grid connecting Thai Nguyen - Yen Bai - Tuyen Quang. In the period of 2010-2020, Thai Nguyen plans to continue invest in hydropower stations such as Hung Loi 1, Hung Loi 2, in Yen Son district, Thac Rom in Chiem Hoa district, Nam Vang in Na Hang district, Phu Luu in Ham Yen district and other stations. Currently, the national grid reaches 95.4% communes. 82.3% households was supplies with electricity.
Water supply and drainage system:  Households, enterprises are supplied with clean water from Tuyen Quang water supply system with the total capacity of 28,000m3/day. In residential areas, industrial complex and tourism areas, water supply system are mainly installed.
- Post and telecommunication system:  Modern digital telecommunication connected by optical fibers transfers microwaves to 6/6 districts and city and link directly province nationwide and worldwide. 100% units has tele-services and the rate of using telephone is 34/100 capital. In terms of Internet (ADSL), 1 out of 100 people use the service.
- Industrial zones: There is an industrial zone with 1,172 hectares area which runs under the administration of the province.
Economic situation
- Growth rate: The average growth rate in the 5 year period (2006-2010) was 14%. In 2010, the average income per capita was 12.64 million/year.
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- Economic structure: increasing the proportion of industry, decreasing that of agriculture, gradually shift to merchandise manufacturing.
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