North Central Coast
Bắc Trung Bộ (literally North Central Region, and often translated as North Central Coast) is one of the regions of Vietnam. It consists of six provinces: Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên–Huế. The last two provinces were the northernmost provinces of South Vietnam until 1975.
|Provinces||Capital||Population (2009)||Area (km²)|
|Hà Tĩnh||Hà Tĩnh||1,230,300||6,025.6 km²|
|Nghệ An||Vinh||2,919,200||16,490.7 km²|
|Quảng Bình||Đồng Hới||848,000||8,065.3 km²|
|Quảng Trị||Đông Hà||599,200||4,747.0 km²|
|Thanh Hóa||Thanh Hóa||3,405,000||11,133.4 km²|
|Thừa Thiên–Huế||Huế||1,088,700||5,062.6 km²|
Four of the northernmost provinces of the north central coast region, fell within the communist-ruled North Vietnam (17th parallel), were hostile to the United States and ARVN forces throughout the Vietnam War as it was a NLF stronghold.
This region features three out of UNESCO's seven World Heritage Sites in Vietnam, namely: Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park (2003) under Natural, and Complex of Huế Monuments (1993) and Citadel of the Hồ Dynasty (2011) under Cultural.
The percentage of the population aged 15 years old and over obtained the following education in the North Central Coast: Never go to school 5.2%; Primary 19.3%; Lower secondary 33.1%; Upper secondary 17.3%; College, University 5.2%; Postgraduate 0.1% (2010).
The percentage of the population aged 15 years old and over work in the following industries: Agriculture 59.9%; Forestry 2.1%; Fishery 1.8%; Industry 7.5%; Construction 6.6%; Trade 7.7%; Services 14.5% (2010).
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- "General Statistics Office Of Vietnam". Gso.gov.vn. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
- UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Viet Nam - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2013-06-22.