Population: 308,000 habitants (2004)
Capital: Laichau Town.
Districts: Phong Tho, Tam Duong, Muong Te, Sin Ho, Than Uyen.
Ethnic groups: Thai, H’Mong, Viet (Kinh), Giay, Dao.
situated on high mountainous region in the North West of Vietnam, northern of Da
River. Its neighbors are Yunna (China) on the north, Laos on the west, Laocai
Province on the north-east, Dien Bien, Sonla provinces on the south.
A range of mountain following Northern West – Southern East makes up the terrain The Pu Sa Leng point is 3,096m in height. There are sloping mountains, hill, valley, plateau, spring alternately. Falls and waterfalls with high flow are potential of hydroelectricity in Laichau.
Climate: Belong to tropical monsoon zone; the climate of Laichau is divided into two seasons: rain season and dry season. The annual average temperature is 21ºC – 23ºC.
Source: Vietnam Administration of Tourism