Long An Province
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|Long An Province
Tỉnh Long An
Location of Long An within Vietnam
|• People's Council Chair||Trương Văn Tiếp|
|• People's Committee Chair||Dương Quốc Xuân|
|• Total||4,491.87 km2 (1,734.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (790/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Vietnamese, Khmer|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-41|
|Website||Long An Portal|
Long An ( 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.
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.
- Bến Lức
- Cần Đước
- Cần Giuộc
- Châu Thành
- Đức Hòa
- Đức Huệ
- Mộc Hóa
- Tân Hưng
- Tân Thạnh
- Tân Trụ
- Thạnh Hóa
- Thủ Thừa
- Vĩnh Hưng
Climate change concerns
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.
Long An is home to two large universities:
- Long An University of Economics and Industry (Trường Đại Học Kinh Tế Công Nghiệp Long An) Tân An
- Tan Tao University (Trường Đại Học Tân Tạo)
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