Quang Ninh Geography
Quang Ninh is a large province located
along the north-eastern border of
It has the shape of an oblique rectangle
inclined in a north-east to south-west
direction. To the west, the province
borders an extended forest and mountain
region. To the east, it is adjacent to
the Gulf of Bắc Bộ on the East Sea. It
features a meandering coastline,
numerous estuaries and tidal flats and
more than 2,000 large and small islands.
Exactly 1,030 of these have been named.
Quang Ninh 's coordinates are longitude
106º25'-109º25' East and latitude
20º40'-21º40' north. Its width from east
to west is 195 km (at the widest part).
The total length from north to south is
102 km. The northernmost point is in
mountain range at Mo Tọng village (Hoành
Mô Commune, B́nh Liêu District). The
southernmost point is in Hạ Mai Island (Ngọc
Vừng Commune, Vân Đồn District). The
westernmost point is in Vàng Chua River
(B́nh Dương and Nguyễn Huệ communes,
Đông Triều District). The easternmost
point is inland at Got Cape, north-east
of Trà Cổ Commune, Móng Cái Town.
Quang Ninh has a common national border
with the People's Republic of China.
Inland, north of province (B́nh Liêu,
Hải Hà districts and Móng Cái Town)
borders Fang Cheng District and Đông
Hưng Town in Kwang Tsi Province (China)
with the borderline of 170 km. To the
east, it adjuncts to Bắc Bộ Gulf. The
province also borders Lạng Sơn, Bắc
Giang and Hải Dương provinces to the
west, and the city of Hải Pḥng to the
south. The coastal line is 250 km.
The total area of Quang Ninh is
8,239.243 sq. km, of which 5,938 sq. km
is mainland. The area of islands, bays
and sea is a tremendous 2,448.853 sq.
km. The total area of the islands is
619.913 sq. km.