Long An Province

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Long An Province
Tỉnh Long An
Province
Location of Long An within Vietnam
Location of Long An within Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°40′N 106°10′E / 10.667°N 106.167°E / 10.667; 106.167Coordinates: 10°40′N 106°10′E / 10.667°N 106.167°E / 10.667; 106.167
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Capital Tân An
Government
 • People's Council Chair Trương Văn Tiếp
 • People's Committee Chair Dương Quốc Xuân
Area
 • Total 4,491.87 km2 (1,734.32 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,376,602
 • Density 310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Vietnamese, Khmer
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 72
ISO 3166 code VN-41
Website Long An Portal

Long An (About this sound listen) is a province in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. The provincial capital is Tan An, other major cities include Ben Luc, Duc Hoa, Thanh Hoa, and Moc Hoa District. There are 13 districts within the province.[1]

Geography[edit]

Long An is situated in an advantageous position in the Southern Key Economic Region of Vietnam. It serves as a bridge between Ho Chi Minh City in the north and 12 provinces in the Mekong Delta in the south. The province also has Cambodia to its west and the East Sea (South China Sea) to its east.

Long An is a low-lying coastal region, therefore some areas of it are subject to flooding during the rainy seasons - this period lasts from the beginning of August until November.

The province has numerous rivers, two of the main ones are the Vam Co Dong and Vam Co Tay, these rivers connect with the Tien to form a larger river system. Another important river in the region is the Xoai Rap.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province comprises one city (Tân An, the provincial capital), one town (Kiến Tường) and 13 districts:

  1. Bến Lức
  2. Cần Đước
  3. Cần Giuộc
  4. Châu Thành
  5. Đức Hòa
  6. Đức Huệ
  7. Mộc Hóa
  8. Tân Hưng
  9. Tân Thạnh
  10. Tân Trụ
  11. Thạnh Hóa
  12. Thủ Thừa
  13. Vĩnh Hưng

Climate change concerns[edit]

Being a low-lying coastal region, Long An is particularly susceptible to floods resulting from rises in sea level due to climate change. The Climate Change Research Institute at Can Tho University, in studying the possible consequences of climate change, has predicted that 49% of Long An province is expected to be flooded if sea levels rise by 1 meter.[2]

University[edit]

Long An is home to two large universities:

  1. Long An University of Economics and Industry (Trường Đại Học Kinh Tế Công Nghiệp Long An) Tân An
  2. Tan Tao University (Trường Đại Học Tân Tạo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Long An Government
  2. ^ Mekong Delta: more flood and drought. VietnamNet Bridge. March 19, 2009.

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