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Though this island is isolated far out to sea, it was reclaimed and inhabited from very early times, which is evidenced by the discovered ancient traces. While exploiting squelchy stone, people unearthed large burial jars with labor tools like stone “bons”, axes and slim artificial hand bracelets. Legends also say that in the times when the island was not yet ... Read More »

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The very rich Ly Son culture is a chest of legends, folk stories and songs. The competition of “tu linh” boat rowing is organized in the early spring. The “ceremony of the substitution of soldiers of Hoang Sa” is organized in the 2nd and 3rd lunar months. Throughout the year Ly Son people also perform other ceremonies of the folk ... Read More »

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On this island, in the Ben Nghe wharf, archeologists have recently unearthed lots of Palaeolithic stone tools (2.6 million-10,000 years ago). In the early Christian era the Cham people set foot on Con Co. In the 17th and 18th centuries the Dai Viet people made Con Co a stopover on their marine trade routes, which was witnessed by the findings ... Read More »

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B. Islands of the Central Part Some large inshore islands of Thanh Hoa province In the sea of Thanh Hoa province there are many small islands whose natural conditions are greatly favorable with great potential for the exploitation of sea products and the promotion of sea tourism. The most important large inshore islands for economic development, national defense and security ... Read More »

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Cat Ba Island Cat Ba Island is located south of Ha Long Bay in the sea of Hai Phong City and Quang Ninh province, about 30 kilometers from the center of Hai Phong City and 25 kilometers from Ha Long city. Among the 1,969 islands of Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island is the largest. It is also the largest ... Read More »

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Co To Island In fact Co To is an archipelago east of the Van Don Island district of Quang Ninh province. In terms of territorial administration, Co To archipelago is Co To district: area 46.2 km2; population over 33,900 people. The ancient name of Co To is Chang Son (Chang Mountain). In ancient times near Chang Mountain there was a ... Read More »

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Most of the islands of Van Don are small. The essential substance of islands is limestone, so land makes just a small proportion of the total area of Van Don. The main area is the sea. Forest areas account for 68% of the natural land area. There are no large rivers on the islands and on the largest islands there ... Read More »

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The topography of the seabed around the islands is not unitary but rather complex. There are the topographical types of shallow seabed, gently sloping seabed, and accumulation seabed. Right at the depth of two meters types of coral are available and they are especially numerous in the depths from 10 to 20 meters. Coral covers over 60% of the seabed ... Read More »

ISLANDS AND ARCHIPELAGOS OF VIET NAM

I. NATURAL AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL OF SOME ISLANDS OF VIET NAM 1. Natural and social conditions There are about 4,000 islands in the sea areas of Viet Nam. The offshore islands are about 3,000 with a total area of over 1,600 km2. Of these 3,000 islands, three islands are larger than 100 km2, 23 islands larger than ... Read More »

POTENTIAL OF THE SEA OF VIET NAM 3

The water area of Viet Nam potential for grow ing aquatic products is about 2,000,000 hectares, which includes three water types: fresh, brackish and salty. In this water area fish can be raised in cages sunken in the water. Other specialties such as shrimp, crab and sea plants can also be raised. The sea of Viet Nam is a very ... Read More »

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