Area: 1,668.4 sq. km.
Population: 1,916,774 habitants (2020).
Capital: Hai Duong City.
– Town: Chi Linh.
– Districts (10): Nam Sach, Thanh Ha, Kinh Mon, Kim Thanh, Gia Loc, Tu Ky, Cam Giang, Binh Giang, Thanh Mien, Ninh Giang.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hoa, San Diu, Muong.
Hai Duong is on the Red River Delta. It borders with Bac Ninh, Bac Giang provinces on the north, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh provinces on the east, Hung Yen Province on the west, Thai Binh Province on the south. The network of rivers includes Thai Binh, Rang, Kinh Thay, and Dao rivers’ giving good condition for agriculture and water transportation.
Climate: Hai Duong lies in tropical monsoon climate. The average annual rainfall is 1,300 – 1,700mm. The average temperature is 23.40C.
Long-standing history bequeaths hundreds of cultural, historic relics. They are Phuong Hoang, Kinh Chu, An Phu sites, Con Son, Thanh Mai pagodas, Nguyen Trai, Cao, Kiep Bac temples, Gieng Ngoc (Pearl Well), Thach Ban (Flagstone), of which Con Son- Kiep Bac are most popular ones.
Hai Duong is close related with many celebrities such as Le Huu Trac, Tran Nguyen Dan, Nguyen Trai, Mac Dinh Chi, and Pham Su Manh.
The province is proud of traditional handicraft villages like Chu Dau Pottery, Chau Khe Gold, Dong Dao Carving, Ke Sat Dry Pancake and Hai Duong Green Bean Cake. Folk songs like ca tru, cheo, xam are commonly here.
In addition of these, tourists also take interest in Chi Lang Nam Stork Village, home of thousands of white, black, fiery storks, herons and egrets.
Hai Duong Province is 57km from Ha Noi, 45km from Hai Phong City and 80km from Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province.
Bus: Bus N° 202 departs from Ha Noi (Gia Lam Bus Station) for Hai Duong (Hai Duong Bus Station) every 15 minutes. Time of service: 5am – 7pm.
Train: The railway route between Ha Noi and Hai Phong via Hai Duong Province is considered as a bridge to connect the capital city to Northern provinces and to the sea.