Hà Tây Province

Hà Tây province

Tỉnh Hà Tây
Nickname(s): 
West of Hanoi
Location of Hà Tây within Vietnam
Location of Hà Tây within Vietnam
Coordinates: 20°50′N 105°40′E / 20°50′N 105°40′E / 20.833; 105.667Vietnam
RegionRed River Delta
CapitalHà Đông
Government
 • People's Council ChairKhuất Hữu Sơn
Area
 • Total2,192.1 km2 (846.4 sq mi)
Population
(2004)
 • Total2,500,000
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • EthnicitiesVietnamese, Mường, Dao, Tày
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Calling code343
ISO 3166 codeVN-15

Hà Tây (About this soundlisten) is a former province of Vietnam, in the Red River Delta, now part of Hanoi. On May 29, 2008 the decision was made to subsume the province into the city of Hanoi. The merger took place on August 1, 2008.[1]

Geography

Hà Tây province was located in the Red River Delta bordering Hanoi municipality, Hưng Yên, Hà Nam, Hòa Bình, and Phú Thọ provinces. The Kinh account for 99% of the province's population; the remaining population is of the Muong and Dao ethnic groups.

The tropical monsoon climate is divided into three geographic microclimates: the plains, with a hot and humid climate dominated by marine winds; the foothills, with a continental climate affected by western winds; and the montane centering on the peaks of Ba Vì, with a cool climate and an average temperature of 18 °C.

Famous sites include Chùa Hương (Perfume Pagoda), Tay Phuong Pagoda, and hundreds of caves, which were used as homes. Most festivals and activities in Hà Tây take place during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd months after Tết. The most famous are the pilgrimage to Hương Pagoda, along with the Thầy Pagoda and Tay Phuong Pagoda Festivals

Hà Tây Province lies to the southwest of the entrance to the capital city of Hanoi. For this reason all the tourist attractions of province are around 50 km from the centre of Hanoi and easily accessible by land.

Other Languages
العربية: محافظة ها تاي
Deutsch: Hà Tây
español: Hà Tây
한국어: 하떠이성
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Ha Tay
Kapampangan: Ha Tay Lalawigan
日本語: ハタイ省
português: Ha Tay
svenska: Ha Tay
Türkmençe: Ha Tay
Tiếng Việt: Hà Tây
吴语: 河西省