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Bac Giang

Bac Giang is bounded by Lang Son province to the North and North-East, by Hanoi and Thai Nguyen province to the West and North-West, by Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh provinces to the South and South-East.

Area : 3822.7 km ²

Topographic features: the province is characterized by features of both mountainous and midland areas. Low mountainous and hilly areas mainly in districts of Son Dong, Luc Ngan, Luc Nam and Yen The account for 89.5% of the province’s total area. Midland areas including districts of Tan Yen, Hiep Hoa, Viet Yen, Yen Dung, Lang Giang and Bac Giang town account for 10.5%.
Administrative units: include Bac Giang town and 9 districts of Yen The, Tan Yen, Luc Ngan, Hiep Hoa, Lang Giang, Son Dong, Luc Nam, Viet Yen and Yen Dung.

Population (2009): 1,555,720 people

Mineral: Danang has an area of 1,255.53 square kilometers. Mountains and hills cover most of the territory including Hoang Sa Island district with an area of 305 square kilometers. There are various kinds of soil including sand dunes, white, saline, aluminous, alluvium, arid brown, brown, black, basaltic and humus basaltic. Alluvium on the coastal plains is suitable for rice, vegetable and flower cultivation while basaltic land in mountainous areas is used for long-term cash crops, special crops, medicinal plants, cattle raising and is stable for construction
"Development goals up to 2010

- GDP growth rate: Planned to reach 10-11%.

- Sectors’ development plan:

  + Service: planned to reach the rate of 9.9% annually (2006-2010). Priorities will be given to develop this sector to be key one. Services include trade, transportation, depots, post and telecommunication, tourism such as development of Cam Son lake, Mo stream, Yen Dung – Viet Yen golf, etc.

+ Agriculture-Forestry-Fishery : planned to reach the rate of 4.2%.
Agriculture: develop goods production based on the development of plants, animals which are strong points of the province such as fruits, food and short-term industrial trees; cow, pig breeding.

Forestry: keep the forestry area with 3 kinds of forests unchanged; increase forestry coverage (including orchards grown in forestry land) up to 40.5% in 2010; create jobs for 4,500 employees annually.

Fishery: apply new technology in order to increase the productivity to 2,500-3,000kg/hectare including both industrial and semi-industrial fishery, increase the province’s output of bred fish to 25,000-30,000 ton in 2010."

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