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Tây Bắc (literally "Northwest") is one of the regions of Vietnam, located in the mountainous northwestern part of the country. It consists of four provinces: Điëñ Bien, Lai Châu, Sơn La, and Hòa Bình Lào Cai and Yên Bái are usually seen as part of the Northwest region. It has a population of about two and a half million.

Provinces

Statistics of Northwest Vietnam (Tây Bắc)
Province-
Level
Division
Capital Population
(Census
April 1,
2009)
Area
(km²)
Điện Biên Điện Biên Phủ 459,100 9,562.5 km²
Hòa Bình Hòa Bình 820,400 4,684.2 km²
Lai Châu Lai Châu 319,900 9,112.3 km²
Sơn La Sơn La 1,007,500 14,174.4 km²
Lào Cai Lào Cai 613,075 6,357 km²
Yên Bái Yên Bái 740,905 6,882.9 km²

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Coordinates: 21°33′N 104°30′E / 21.550°N 104.500°E / 21.550; 104.500