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Kon Tum Province

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.

Kon Tum Province

Tỉnh Kon Tum
Location of Kon Tum within Vietnam
Location of Kon Tum within Vietnam
Coordinates: 14°45′N 107°55′E / 14.750°N 107.917°E / 14.750; 107.917Coordinates: 14°45′N 107°55′E / 14.750°N 107.917°E / 14.750; 107.917
Country Vietnam
RegionCentral Highlands
CapitalKon Tum
 • Total9,614.5 km2 (3,712.2 sq mi)
 • Total432,900
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • EthnicitiesVietnamese, Xơ Đăng, Ba Na, Giẻ Triêng, Ra Glai
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Calling code60
ISO 3166 codeVN-28



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 the Vietnamese alphabet in the 1920s, the name was rendered as .

Administrative divisionsEdit

Kon Tum is subdivided into ten district-level sub-divisions:

Second Tier
Third Tier subdivisions
Ward Township Commune
Kon Tum city 432.98 10 11
Đắk Glei District 1495.26 1 11
Đắk Hà District 844.47 1 10
Đắk Tô District 509.24 1 8
Ia H'Drai District 980.13 3
Kon Plông District 1381.20 9
Kon Rẫy District 886.60 1 6
Ngọc Hồi District 824.00 1 7
Sa Thầy District 1435.22 1 10
Tu Mơ Rông District 857.18 11

They are further subdivided into six commune-level towns (or townlets), 83 communes, and 10 wards.


Neighboring provinces are Quảng Nam to the north, Quảng Ngãi to the east and Gia Lai to the south. The capital city is Kon Tum, located on the Dak Bla river.

The southern border with Gia Lai follows the Se San river up to Yali Falls Dam, as well as part of the Dak Bla, Dak Pokei and Dak Poe rivers.

The province is primarily located in the Se San river basin, though parts are also in the headwaters of the Vu Gia River, Tra Khuc River and Sekong River


Ethnic groups in Kon Tum Province include the Viet, Ba Na, Brau, Giẻ Triêng, Jarai, Rơ Măm, and Xo Dang.

Notable residentsEdit

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