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Khanh Vinh District


Area: 1,165 sq km
Population: 31.348 persons
Density of population: 24 person/km2

This is a mountainous district with some adjoining plains. It borders Ninh Hoa and Dak Lak Provinces to the North, Dien Khanh District to the East, Khanh Son District to the South, and Dak Lak and Lam Dong Provinces to the West. The total natural area of the district is 1,165km2, with a population of 31,348, and the lowest density in the province: 24 persons/km2. The district is located at the upper stream of Cai River of Nha Trang with forests making up 90% of the natural area. The inhabitants live mainly on agriculture and forestry. The minority ethnic peoples here have now  settled in one place and accustomed themselves to wet-rice production, and have now concentrated on planting sugar canes into raw material areas as projected in the provinces plan. The center of the district is Khanh Vinh situated on the provincial road No. 2, 35km west of Nha Trang.

Khanh Vinh is a former revolutionary base of Khanh Hoas people in the two protracted wars of resistance and is renowned for such heroic place names as the makeshift airport of Xa Mount, Nhan Mount, Soi Mit, Du Mount, Gia Le Hamlet, Ba Mount va the historical base of Du Mount.

Khanh Vinh abounds in tin and kaolin... Yet, the main resource of raw material of the district is its precious kinds of wood, with a total reserve of 10 million m3, in which 9 million m3 is found in dense and medium forests.

Khanh Vinh has a majestic landscapes of mountains and rivers, with wonderful natural sites such as Ngua Waterfalls, Hon Waterfalls, Giang Bay Waterfalls... which can be used to produce hydro-electricity, combined with hydraulics and hydrology to reform the water source for downstream Cai River of Nha Trang.

The major economic units of the district are mainly forest plantations (Song Khe, Song Giang...), which have been taken part in protecting the forests and planting new ones, contributing to the welfare of the community and to the control of natural disasters.

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