Khanh Hoa Province at a Glance

4:44:54 PM | 12/1/2010

Khanh Hoa is a central coastal province of Vietnam, with a mainland area of 5,205 km2 and a vast sea with more than 200 islands. The province is bordered by three districts of Song Hinh, Dong Hoa and Tay Hoa of Phu Yen province in the north, by M'Drak and Krong Bong districts of Dak Lak province in the west, by Bac Ai and Thuan Bac districts of Ninh Thuan province in the south, by Lac Duong district of Lam Dong province in the southwest, and by the East Sea, in the east.
Khanh Hoa is blessed with temperate climate and is located on the national north-south traffic route which generates comparative advantages in roadway, railway, waterway and airway traffics. In addition to being a gateway to the Central Highlands, the province has many gulfs and is near to most international maritime routes in Vietnam.
Khanh Hoa has long been known for its long and most beautiful coastline in Vietnam, stretching about 385 km from Dai Lanh commune to the end of Cam Ranh Bay, spotted with many lagoons, bays, about 200 islands and coral reefs of the Spratly Islands. Most notable are six large lagoons and bays, namely Dai Lanh, Van Phong Bay, Hon Khoi, Nha Phu Bay, Nha Trang Bay (Cu Huan) and Cam Ranh Bay. Cam Ranh Bay, the most outstanding with 16 km in length, 32 km in width and 18-20 m in depth, opening the sea through a strait of 1.6 km wide, is considered the finest deepwater shelter in Southeast Asia.
In addition, Khanh Hoa is also known as one of 10 provinces with the largest intellectuals in the country. Currently, there are 40 scientific and technological research units, and more than 20,500 staffs holding college and university degrees, and over 200 staffs holding postgraduate levels. The ratio of trained workers accounts for 25 percent. The strong workforce is powered by a population of 1,137,792 people (in 2006).
With its strategic geographical location, favourable natural conditions, convenient traffic systems, developed services, rich natural resources and strong human resources, Khanh Hoa has introduced investment incentive policies to attract capital for manufacturing industries, especially sectors involving in high-tech, export-oriented production, import-alternated production, agricultural, forestry and seafood product processing; finance, banking, post and telecommunications, high-end service, etc.
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