Area: 1,392.4 km2
Population (2009): 898,999
Ninh Binh is located in the South part of Red River delta, where the intersection between the North and Central parts of Vietnam with the grandiose range of Tam Diep. It is bordered by Hoa Binh and Ha Nam provinces in the north, by Thanh Hoa province and South China Sea in the south, by the Nam Dinh province in the east, and by Thanh Hoa province in the west.
The topography is very complicated here. The mountainous and half-mountainous areas are scattered among the deltas. There are 18km of coastal line in Ninh Binh. The water, railway, and plain road transportation are all easy.
Ninh Binh is in the climate range of Red River delta. There are two separated seasons in a year: dry and rain seasons.
In terms of economics, Ninh Binh is full of condition to develop a various agriculture sector. It has the strength in industrial plants, fruit trees, forest plantation and cattle breeding.
Ninh Binh is also a well potential province in tourism. Mother Nature has been very generous to give this land many beautiful landscapes and beautiful grottoes such as Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Dich Long, Tien grotto, Hoa Son grotto, etc. The national park of Cuc Phuong is also famous for its plentiful plants and animals especially the 1,000 years old parashrea stellata. This land was also the capital city of former Dai Co Viet country (former name of Vietnam) from 968 to 1010. Therefore, this land has many historical vestiges such as former imperial city of Hoa Lu, cathedral complex of Phat Diem, Non Nuoc pagoda, etc. All the vestiges and landscapes have become the attractive tourist routes for domestic and international visitors.
Average temperature in whole year: 23.4oC