Cao Bang

Area: 6,690.7 sq. km.
Population:
530.341 habitants (2019).
Capital: Cao Bang Town.
Districts: Bao Lac, Bao Lam, Ha Quang, Thong Nong, Tra Linh, Trung Khanh, Nguyen Binh, Hoa An, Phuc Hoa, Quang Uyen, Ha Lang, Thach An.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Tay, Nung, Dao, H’Mong, San Chay...

Cao Bang Province is located in the Far North - East, shares borders with China on the north and east, Bac Kan and Lang Son provinces on the south, and Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang provinces on the west. The topography is complicated so inter-transportation is limited.

Climate
Cao Bang has temperate climate. There are 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter. The average temperature is 25 - 280C in summer and 16 - 170C in winter. Snow sometimes falls in winter on high mountains such as Trung Khanh, Tra Linh.

Ethnic groups
Many ethnic groups live together here. It creates plentiful traditional culture. Tay group makes up a large amount of population. They have own handwriting (Tay-Nung-language group). The Tay's special culture is showed in village festival, vi and then singing.

Transportation
Cao Bang is 272km north of Hanoi following National Highway No.3. Cao Bang has National Highway No.4B and 3 linking to Lang Son, Bac Kan, Ha Giang provinces and to China. There are direct buses from Hanoi, Thai Nguyen and Lang Son. 

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