Area 7,836.9 sq. km. Population: 1,163 thousand habitants (2006) Capital: Phan Thiet City. Administrative divisions:
- Town: La Gi
- Districts:Tuy Phong, Bac Binh, Ham Thuan Bac, Ham Thuan Nam, Ham Tan, Duc Linh,
Tanh Linh, Phu Quy. Ethnic groups:Viet (Kinh), Cham, Hoa, Co Ho, Ra Glai.
Geography Binh Thuan Province is located on coast of South Central Vietnam.
It shares its border with Ninh Thuan Province to the north-east, Lam
Dong Province to the north, Dong Nai Province to the west, Ba Ria -
Vung Tau Province to the south-west, East Sea to the east and
Binh Thuan has three types of topography: mountainous, plain and
coastal. The coast longs over 192km with many capes: La Gan, Mui Nho,
Mui Rom, Mui Ne, Ke Ga. They create good seaports: La Gan-Phan Ri, Mui
Ne - Phan Thiet, La Gi. The Phu Quy District offshore links mainland
to Truong Sa Island. The main rivers run through the province are La
Ga, Quao, Cong, Dinh.
Climate: The province lies in the monsoon tropical area with two
distinct seasons. The rainy season: from May to October and the dry
season: from November to April following year. The annual average
temperature varies between 27�C and the yearly rainfall is 800mm -
Tourism and Economy
Binh Thuan has many forests so that wood, cashew nut processing and
handicraft are strong point of province. The long coast-side is
convenient for sea economy such as fish catching, salt and fish sauce
processing, frozen seafood. Binh Thuan attracts tourists by lovely
landscapes. The mountains lie from west to east and reach beautiful
beaches. Famous tourist sites include Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Doi Duong
and Ham Tan. Coming to there, tourists are able to have leisure
activities as swimming, fishing, climbing, yachting, golf playing in
many beaches and resorts such as Vinh Hao - Tuy Phong, Hon Rom,
Novotel Ocean Dunes, Malibu, Palmira resorts... Apart of that, there
are many great architectural sites such as Po Sha Nu Tower, Ta Cu
Mountain, Hang Pagoda, Cham Royal Family Collection etc.
Binh Thuan has a diversified culture of 30 ethnic groups. The stamp
of Sa Huynh and Cham ancient cultures have been preserved include
clothes, musical instruments, dances, and singings. The ancient
architecture, archaeologic relics, historic vestiges, traditional
festivals of Viet, Cham are together for making the special culture of
Road: Phan Thiet is 200km from Ho Chi Minh City, 247km from Dalat,
250km from Nha Trang and 1,518km from Hanoi. The National Highway 1A
passes through Phan Thiet.
Train: The express train between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City stops
Muong Man station.