Square: 861.9 km2
Population: 861,832 people (2020)
City: Phu Ly
Districts: Duy Tien, Kim Bang, Ly Nhan, Thanh Liem, Binh Luc.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Tay, Muong, Hoa.
Ha Nam is located on south of Red River Delta, southern gateway of Ha Noi. It shares border with Hung Yen Province on the north, Hoa Binh Province on the west, Nam Dinh and Ninh Binh provinces on the south and south-east.
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: rainy season lasts from October to May and dry season lasts from November to April next year. The annual average temperature is 230C.
Coming to Ha Nam, visitors are interested in natural beauty sites like Truc Temple and Ngu Dong Son (five grottoes), Thuy Grotto (Luon cave), Tam Chuc lake, Phuc Long Grotto.
Ha Nam now preserves many typical culture sights: Long Doi Pagoda, Ba Danh Pagoda, Tran Thuong Temple, Truc Temple…
The province is proud of traditional festivals of Lieu Doi Wrestling Festival, Truc Temple Festival, traditional craft villages such as Doi Tam drum, Nha Xa silk handicraft, Thanh Ha embroidery, Ngoc Dong rattan and bamboo villages.
Phu Ly City is 60km from Ha Noi, 30km from Nam Dinh City.
Rail: The Reunification Express Train between Ha Noi and Hô Chi Minh City stop at Phu Ly Railway Station (National Road 1, Phu Ly City)
Bus: Phu Ly Bus Station situated at Dinh Tien Hoang St., Phu Ly City. Bus N°. 206 operates on Giap Bat (Ha Noi) – Phu Ly route, every 15 minutes.