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Bac Giang

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Country  Vietnam
Area  32.21 km2
Population  126,810

Bac Giang ( listen) is a city in Vietnam. It is the capital of Bac Giang Province. Its name, deriving from that of the Province Sino-Vietnamese, means "north of the river." The location is very convenient for transportation, it is 50 km north of Hanoi, in the middle position on major transportation routes (roads, international railway) connecting Hanoi with the Lang Son City and Dong Dang international border gate; Bac Giang locates in an important transportation hub. The Thuong River runs through the towns southern part heading for Haiphong.


Map of Bac Giang

Although the name of Bac Giang (?? "North River") Province is very old, established in its first form in 1466, there was historically no town of that name. The town was created out the old Lang Thuong District after independence. The Suoi Mo thermal springs area is 37 km from the town centre. Bac Giang Peace Park was a sister city project with Madison, Wisconsin, United States.

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Economic situation

Bac Giang City before and now known as the major center of nitrogen - chemical industry , textile industry, also the distribution center, transit of goods from China to the North, as well as the place for local products exported to the China. The city has some small and medium industrial zones associated with large industrial zones such as Quang Chau, Dinh Tram, Van Trung, Song Khe - Noi Hoang ... Emblem of BG industry is Ha Bac fertilizer factory, the first fertilizer plant in Vietnam.

In 2013, Bac Giang City maintained high and stable economic growth reaching 17.3%, GDP per capita reached $3000. The economic structure has shifted positively: trade and services 45.2%; industry, handicraft - construction 51.3%; agriculture - fishery 3.5%. The city have developed diverse industries such as agricultural and forestry processing, mechanical, chemical, textile, electronic, construction materials...Bac Giang City is well known as one of the distribution center, transit of goods imported from China to Vietnam and vice versa. Service network has been developed strongly with large-scale supermarkets such as Big C Bac Giang, Co.opmart supermarket, Bac Giang Supermarket, Imexco Supermarket, Mediamart, Van Chien appliances and electrics store.


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