Quang Ninh is a large province located along the northeastern coast of Vietnam. The province is home to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Site. The provincial capital is Ha Long. Nearly 80 per cent of the province is mountainous with abundant land, forest water and mineral resources. Nearly 90 per cent of coal output in the country is extracted in this province. Ha Long Bay has 1,969 islands, out of which 989 have been given names. The province covers an area of 6,099 square km and as of 2008 it had a population of 1,109,600 people.