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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
Region Central Highlands
Capital Kon Tum
 • Total 9,614.5 km2 (3,712.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 432,900
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Xơ Đăng, Ba Na, Giẻ Triêng, Ra Glai
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 60
ISO 3166 code VN-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:

  • 9 districts:
  • 1 provincial city:

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.


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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