Area: 5,903.9 sq. km.
Population: 2,214.8 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Bien Hoa City.
- Town: Long Khanh.
- Districts: Tan Phu, Dinh Quan, Vinh Cuu, Thong Nhat, Xuan Loc, Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Cam My, Trang Bom.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hoa, Xtieng, Cho Ro, Cham.
Dong Nai is located on the south of Vietnam. It is surrounded by Lam Dong in the north, Binh Thuan in the east, Ba Ria - Vung Tau in the south, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Ho Chi Minh City in the west.
The topography includes some valleys, lowland, hill. The main kinds of land are bazan, alluvial soil. Therefore, it is good condition for industrial plants (rubber, coffee), and orchard. Climate: There are two seasons: the rainy season lasts from May to October and the dry season lasts from November to April next year. The annual average temperature varies between 25.4 and 27.2ºC.
Tourism and Economy
Dong Nai has a developing industry. There are many big industrial zones, factories, handicraft village (Tan Van pottery village, skilful stone carving of Hoa group). Dong Nai's pottery has well-known beauty. The province own immense coffee, rubber farms and Nam Cat Tien National Park.
Coming here, tourists have ecological tours in forests and orchads in My Quoi, Thanh Hoi, Tan Trieu, Pho, Ong islets. The province is proud of many interesting sites such as Dong Nai River, Long An Lake, Suoi Tre Culture Site, Tri An Waterfall, Ma Da and Sac forests.
Dong Nai has special traditional culture of ethnic groups. The main religions are Buddhism and Catholic, Protestant. It is a home of some popular musical instruments like: Binh Da's dan da, flute in bamboo, copper gongs, cymbal, pan-pipe, Tam Pot sings of Ma group in Dinh Quan Dist.
Bien Hoa City is 30km from Ho Chi Minh City, 1,684km from Hanoi following National Highway No.1A. It also is 278km from Dalat, 95km from Vung Tau, 198km from Cantho. The Thong Nhat Express Train connecting Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, stops at Bien Hoa.