Area: 3,528.4 sq.
Population: 1,314 thousand habitants (April 2009)
Capital: Viet Tri City.
- Town: Phu Tho
- Districts: Ha Hoa, Thanh Ba, Doan Hung, Lam Thao, Thanh Son, Yen Lap, Tam Nong, Thanh Thuy, Phu Ninh, Cam Khe, Tan Son.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Muong, Dao, San Chay...
Located in the Plains and
The terrain is mainly made up by hills. There are also three big rivers namely Red, Da and Lo rivers running through Phu Tho.
Phu Tho has a monsoon tropical climate with a cold winter and hot summer, annual average temperature of 23oC, annual average rainfall of 1600-1800mm and annual average humidity of 85-87%.
Phu Tho is consider as
Phu Tho has bright culture. Archaeological sites
like Son Vi, Dong Dau, Lang Ca and many pagodas, temples, tombs around
Phu Tho is home of many festivals including Bach Hac, Chu Hoa, and most honourable one is Den Hung Festival. This festival is on 10th day of the 3rd lunar month annually corresponding to the anniversary of the Kings Hung. Now, it becomes a great ceremonial festival of the Vietnamese nation.
Beside of these, the people here preserve some traditional songs: xec bua, vi, dum, xoan, gheo songs.