Ha Nam is located on south of Red River Delta, southern gateway of Hanoi. It shares border with Hung Yen, Ha Tay provinces on the north, Hoa Binh Province on the west, Nam Dinh and Ninh Binh provinces on the south and south-east.
|HA NAM PROVINCE
Coordinates: 20°35'N 106°0'E
Region Red River Delta
Capital Phu Ly
Area 860.5 km2
• Total 786,900
• Density 914/km2
• Ethnicities Kinh, Tay
Calling code 0351
There are two main rivers: Day and Chau Giang rivers. Most of the land in this area is divided by the dense rivers. Therefore, it has the water area of ponds, lagoons, low fields and rivers which are convenient for aquaculture and water poultry rising.
Ha Nam has tropical climate, divided into two seasons: rainy season lasts from October to May and dry season lasts from November to April next year. The annual average temperature is 23oC.
Ha Nam has a long lasting culture. In the war of resistance against the French and Americans, the town has been flattened three times. Today, Phu Ly town is the center of culture, politics, and economy of the province. Province is small but there are many historic and scenic places such as Truc Temple and Ngu Dong Son (five grottoes), Ba Danh pagoda and Ngoc Mountain, Cam Mountain, Luon Cave, Kha Phong Cavern and so on.
The province is proud of Lieu Doi wrestling festival (5th day of the 1st lunar month), Truc temple festival (6th day of the 2nd lunar month), traditional trade villages such as Doi Tam drum, Nha Xa silk handicraft, Thanh Ha embroidery, Ngoc Dong rattan and bamboo villages.
Phu Ly City (Ha Nam) is 60km from Hanoi. Road, rail, water transportation are convenient. The province is located on National Highway No.1A.