Tân Châu, An Giang

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This article is about the district in An Giang. For the district in Tây Ninh Province, see Tân Châu District, Tây Ninh.
Tân Châu
Thị xã Tân Châu
Town
Location in An Giang Province
Location in An Giang Province
Country  Vietnam
Province An Giang
Capital Tân Châu
Area
 • Total 61 sq mi (159 km2)
Population (2009)
 • Total 184,000
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)
Website Tan Chau town

Tân Châu is a district-level town (thị xã) of An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 159,719.[1] The district covers an area of 159 km². It was upgraded to town in 2009 and has a population of 184000.[2]

It is famous for Tân Châu silk with the famous product lãnh Mỹ A which black is dyed by Diospyros mollis's fruit (Vietnamese: Mặc nưa).

Tân Châu was formed in 1757. Tân Châu District was the largest province of Châu Đốc, but divided by the separation (in 1929 separated Hong Ngự District), 1968 (split up from part of Tan Phu district), and the Tân Châu district now is part of An Giang Province.

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Coordinates: 10°46′26″N 105°14′13″E / 10.77389°N 105.23694°E / 10.77389; 105.23694