Khanh Hoa Overview

Natural conditions and tourism

Khanh Hoa province covers 5197 kilometers square with population about 1.1 million people.  It is located near the Truong Son mountain range, most of the Khanh Hoa’s area is mountain. The delta is very narrow, only about 400 square kilometers accounting for nearly 1 / 10 of the whole area of the province. The Delta area is divided into many cells, prevented by mountains.

Nha Trang city is center for economy- politics and culture of the province. It has a temperate climate: average temperature is 27oC, average rainfall is 1.737mm. Khanh Hoa province is famous for long beach above 385 km surrounded by white sandy beach and blue miracle water. There are many large peninsulas and bays; one of them is Nha Trang Bay which is recognized as the 29th member of the most beautiful bays club in the world.


Khanh Hoa has developed infrastructure system. It is located on the trunk roads of nation, with National Highway 1A and the north-south railway linking the North and South provinces. The Highway No 26 connects Dak Lak to other Central Highlands provinces.

Khanh Hoa has six ports, the main railway station, two airports, especially Cam Ranh airport. These ports facilitate the exchange of domestic and international networks.


There are 32 ethnic groups living in Khanh Hoa province, among which Kinh people account for 95.3% of people. Raglai minority ethnic group (3.4%) is concentrated mainly in two districts Khanh Son and Khanh Vinh. There are several other ethnic minority groups like Hoa, Co ho, Ede, Tay, Nung, etc. Hoa people account for 0.86% of the whole population. In addition, there are other ethnics namely Tay, Nung, Muong, Cham, etc. Cham people were indigenous peoples in Khanh Hoa. However, due to historical conditions, from the late seventeenth century, the Cham people in Khanh Hoa moved into the southern provinces. Currently, just few Cham people lived in Khanh Hoa.

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