(Vietnamese Quảng Ngãi
; Hán Tự
) is a province
in the South Central Coast
region of Vietnam
, on the coast of South China Sea
. It is located 883 km south of Hà Nội
and 838 km north of Hồ Chí Minh City
Quang Ngai Province was known as an NLF
(Viet Cong) stronghold during the Vietnam War
and was the site of the My Lai Massacre
in 1968. The now-famous wartime diary of NLF medic Đặng Thùy Trâm
was written here.
Quang Ngai is divided into 13 districts:
The city of Quảng Ngãi is its own municipality.