Hải Dương Province

Hải Dương Province
Tỉnh Hải Dương
Nickname(s): Ocean

Location of Hải Dương within Vietnam
Coordinates: 20°55′N 106°20′E / 20.917°N 106.333°E / 20.917; 106.333Coordinates: 20°55′N 106°20′E / 20.917°N 106.333°E / 20.917; 106.333
Country  Vietnam
Region Red River Delta
Capital Hải Dương
  People's Council Chair Bùi Thanh Quyến
  Total 1,648.4 km2 (636.5 sq mi)
Population (2004)
  Total 1,698,300
  Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
  Ethnicities Vietnamese, Hoa, Sán Dìu, Mường
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 3203
ISO 3166 code VN-61



Hải Dương ( listen) is a province in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. Its name derives from Sino-Vietnamese , meaning "ocean", though in fact, the modern province is landlocked. Nowadays, Hải Dương is among the most industrialized and developed provinces in Vietnam.


The province is located in the Red River Delta of north-eastern Vietnam, about mid-distance from Hanoi to Hai Phong. Two famous pagodas, Con Son and Kiep Bac, are situated in this province. The province is known for its famous lychees and for the traditional sweet bánh đậu xanh (mung bean paste).

Administrative divisions

Hải Dương is subdivided into 12 district-level sub-divisions:

They are further subdivided into 13 commune-level towns (or townlets), 227 communes, and 25 wards.





Nowadays, Hải Dương is among the most industrialized and developed provinces in Vietnam. Hải Dương, Ho Chi Minh City and Bình Dương are the three most attractive locations for foreign investments in Vietnam.

Population and new urban areas


New urban areas

Education system

Haiduong's education system is divided into 5 categories: pre-primary, primary, intermediate, secondary, and higher education.

In addition students have some additional requirements such as: education outside the classroom on time management, direction of education (grade 9), use of school ... To study at higher level student must participate in the examination enrollment process.

Students wanting to study in public schools must attend an examination of birth. The exam is held every year, by the Department of Education and Training at the local level. At this level, students also study subjects similar in middle school. However, students in secondary school also take a number of other activities such as business, vocational, among others.

At present Haiduong provincial educational consists of:

And under this place there are a number of schools:

District (city) PreschoolsElementary schoolJunior high schoolsSecondary schoolCollegeUniversity
Bình Giang 19 18 19 3
Cẩm Giàng 19 21 20 3 1
Chí Linh 27 22 20 4 1
Gia Lộc 25 25 26 3
Hải Dương city 18 18 15 6 5 1
Kim Thành 22 24 21 4
Kinh Môn 27 27 27 5
Nam Sách 25 24 25 5
Ninh Giang 24 28 29 5
Thanh Ha 25 25 26 4
Thanh Miện 20 19 20 3
Tứ Kỳ 29 29 27 4

Public health


12 year ago (1997), nobody in Hải Dương Province believed that the agricultural products of Hải Dương Province, after a few hours of being transported, could be readied for sale in Ha Noi. But nowadays, it only takes about one hour to go to Ha Noi from Hải Dương. This big change is due to the outstanding development in the traffic network.

Media, culture, and entertainment

At present, Haiduong has one Provincial Newspaper, publishing Daily, Weekend, and Monthly editions. There are additional magazines published by Departments of the province in related fields. E-newspapers such as www.haiduong.gov.vn, www.truyenhinhhaiduong.com.vn have made it easier to get information about the province than ever before.

Haiduong Provincial People's Voice and Television Broadcasting Center is known as one of the most developed in the Northern region. Cable TV Networks have also been installed, providing customers with more than 40 international channels.

Haiduong is famous for being a "sacred land with pre-eminent people" with hundreds of well-known historical, cultural relics and scenic beauty areas such as Con Son – Kiep Bac, Nguyễn Trãi Temple, Chi Lang Nam Storks island... The province is also a place of many traditional handicraft villages with well-known products for centuries. Cultural Festivals are organized annually during Spring and Autumn, attracting visitors from all over the nation.

Haiduong has over 100 hotels, ranging from 2 stars to luxury 4 stars. Besides, there are many motels and guest-houses of reasonable price and good service. Restaurants serving traditional food are found on almost every street in the city center. Visitors can also enjoy foreign cuisines in specialty restaurants around Bạch Đằng Lake. International restaurants are getting more popular and choice is expanding. You will find Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Italian restaurants in town.


Bánh đậu xanh, a sweet mung bean cake, and Rượu Phú Lộc are local specialties.

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