Kon Tum Province
|Kon Tum Province
Tỉnh Kon Tum
|— Province —|
|• People's Council Chair|
|• People's Committee Chair|
|• Total||9,614.5 km2 (3,712.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||45/km2 ( 120/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Vietnamese, Xơ Đăng, Ba Na, Giẻ Triêng, Ra Glai|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-28|
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.
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 quốc ngữ, the name was rendered in Hán tự (Sino-Vietnamese characters), in official documents, as 崑嵩.
Kon Tum is divided into 8 districts:
The capital, Kon Tum, is its own municipality.
There are 76 communes, 10 wards, and 6 towns.
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