Kon Tum Province


Kon Tum Province

Infobox province of Vietnam
Name = Kon Tum
Meaning =


Council Chair =
Committee Chair =
Capital = Kontum
Region = Central Highlands
Area = 9,614.5
Population = 366,100
Population year = 2004
Population density = 38.08
Ethnicities = Vietnamese, Xơ Đăng, Ba Na, Giẻ Triêng, Ra Glai
Calling code = 60
ISO 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 330,000. The economy is primarily agricultural.

Name

The name Kontum 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 "quốc ngữ", the name was rendered in Hán tự (Sino-Vietnamese characters), in official documents, as .

Administration

Kon Tum is divided into 8 districts:

*Đắk Glei
*Đắk Hà
*Đắk Tô
*Kon Plông
*Kon Rẫy
*Ngọc Hồi
*Sa Thầy
*Tu Mơ Rông

The capital of Kontum is its own municipality.

There are 76 communes, 10 wards, and 6 towns.

Geography

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.

Demographics

Ethnic groups in Kon Tum Province include the Viet, Ba Na, Brau, Gie Trieng, Jarai, Ro Mam, and Xo Dang.

Notable residents

*Siu Black, popular singer

ee also

* Battle of Dak To

External links

* [http://www.kontum.gov.vn/ Kon Tum Province government official site]
* [http://www.wompom.ca/vietnam/vnprovinc603.htm Vietnam travel site]
* [http://www.ivivu.com Vietnam travel and hotel guide - Kon Tum]


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