|Area: 6, 691sq. km.
Population: 503, 000 habitants (2003)
Capital: Cao Bang Town.
Districts: Bao Lac, Bao Lam, Ha Quang, Thong Nong, Tra Linh, Trung Khanh, Nguyen Binh, Hoa An, Phuc Hoa, Quang Uyen, Ha Lang, Thach An.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Tay, Nung, Dao, H’Mong, San Chay...
Cao Bang, a province in the northern highlands, shares borders with China (north), Bac Kan and Lang Son (south), and Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang (west). Economic potentialities: agriculture, hydro-electricity, iron. There are nine ethnic minorities living in Cao Bang, including the Tay, Nung, Dao, and H’mong.
Famous sites include Thang Then Lake in Tra Linh, Ban Gioc Fall in Trung Khanh, and Ba Be Lakes in Ba Be. Several sites where Uncle Ho lived and worked before the August 1945 Revolution include Pac Bo, Coc Bo Cave, Lenin Stream, and Khuoi Nam Stream.
Cao Bang is 272km north of Hanoi. There are direct buses from Hanoi, Thai Nguyen and Lang Son.