Cần Giờ District

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Can Gio District

Huyện Cần Giờ
in the metropolitan area of HCMC
in the metropolitan area of HCMC
Can Gio District is located in Vietnam
Can Gio District
Can Gio District
Location in Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°30′43″N 106°52′50″E / 10.51194°N 106.88056°E / 10.51194; 106.88056Coordinates: 10°30′43″N 106°52′50″E / 10.51194°N 106.88056°E / 10.51194; 106.88056
Country Vietnam
Centrally governed cityHo Chi Minh City
SeatCan Thanh Town
Town, communes1 thị trấn, 6 xã
 • Total704 km2 (272 sq mi)
 • Total70,697
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Main ethnic groupspredominantly Kinh
Time zoneUTC+07 (ICT)

Cần Giờ is a coastal suburban district of Hồ Chí Minh City, Southeast region, Vietnam.

The district is located 50 km from downtown Hồ Chí Minh City. As of 2010, this district had an area of 704 km², population of 70,697,[1] comprising Kinh people (80%), Khmer Krom and Cham people. Cần Giờ is home to Cần Giờ Mangrove Forest, a biosphere reserve listed by UNESCO.

Geographical location[edit]

Cần Giờ borders Nhà Bè District to the north, Long An and Tiền Giang provinces to the west, Đồng Nai Province to the northeast, Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province to the southeast, and the East Sea to the south.


Cần Giờ district includes the town of Cần Thạnh, and six (6) communes:

  • Bình Khánh
  • An Thới Đông
  • Tam Thôn Hiệp
  • Thạnh An
  • Lý Nhơn
  • Long Hòa


  1. ^ "HCMC's Population and population density in 2010 by district". HCMC Office of Statistics. Retrieved Feb 4, 2014.