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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 530,000. The economy is primarily agricultural.

Name

The name Kon Tum 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 the Vietnamese alphabet in the 1920s, the name was rendered as .

Administrative divisions

Kon Tum is subdivided into ten district-level sub-divisions: They are further subdivided into six commune-level towns (or townlets), 83 communes, and 10 wards.

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, located on the Đăk Bla river. The southern border with Gia Lai follows the Sê San river up to Yali Falls Dam, as well as part of the Dak Bla, Dak Pokei and Dak Poe rivers. The province is primarily located in the Sê San river basin, though parts are also in the headwaters of the Vu Gia, Trà Khúc and Sekong Rivers.

Demographics

Ethnic groups in Kon Tum Province include the Viet, Bahnar, Brau, Giẻ Triêng, Jarai, Rơ Măm, and Xo Dang.

Notable residents

*Siu Black, popular singer

See also

* Battle of Đắk Tô

External links


Kon Tum Province government official site
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