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Geographical location of Bac Ninh province
Bac Ninh lies in the Northern gateway to Hanoi capital, the center of the ancient Kinh Bac land which is scared with eminent people, laureate tradition, and a long – standing in cultural tradition. It shares the border with Bac Giang province in the North, with Ha Noi capital in the West and Southwest, with Hung Yen province in the South, and Hai Duong province in the East.
Bac Ninh belongs to the Northern key economic zone with favorable transportation system connecting with regional provinces such as the 1A national highway linking with Ha Noi – Bac Ninh – Lang Son; the highway No.18 linking Noi Bai International Airport – Bac Ninh – Ha Long; national highway No. 38 conecting Bac Ninh – Hai Duong – Hai Phong; the cross – national railway system through Bac Ninh to Lang Son and China; the waterway of Cau River, Duong River and Thai Binh River which is favorable to connect Bac Ninh with the system of regional river ports and seaports, making Bac Ninh an open location going along with the development of Ha Noi capital towards constructing satellite cities and the industrial allocation of Ha Noi. Bac Ninh is also the Northeastern gateway and the bridge linking Ha Noi and the Northern midland and mountainous provinces and on the economic corridor of Nam Ninh – Lang Son – Ha Noi – Hai Phong – Ha Long.
Bac Ninh city is only 30 km away from Ha Noi capital center, 45 km away from Noi Bai International Airport, 110 km far from Hai Phong. It features the economic location nearby Ha Noi capital, a big economic center, the 2nd big market of the country with comprehensive attraction with regards to political, economic, social, histrorical and cultural values. It also plays as a favorable place to supply information, transfer technology and marketing to all regions within the country. Ha Noi is a large and direct consumption market for Bac Ninh’s commodities such as agro – forestry and maritime products, construction materials, consumption goods, handicraft products, and Bac Ninh is also the extended area of Ha Noi via the construction of satellite cities, is a network of processing for factories of Ha Noi capital in the process of industrialization and mordernization.