Hậu Giang Province

Hậu Giang (listen) is a province of Vietnam, in the Mekong Delta region in the southern part of that country. Vị Thanh is the capital.

Hậu Giang Province

Tỉnh Hậu Giang
Location of Hậu Giang within Vietnam
Coordinates: 9°47′N 105°28′E
Country Vietnam
RegionMekong Delta
CapitalVị Thanh
  People's Council ChairHuỳnh Thanh Tạo
  People's Committee ChairLữ Văn Hùng
  Total1,608 km2 (621 sq mi)
  Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
  EthnicitiesVietnamese, Hoa, Chăm, Khmer
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area codes293
ISO 3166 codeVN-73

Until the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, the province included the city of Cần Thơ which was the provincial capital. In 1975, the province was renamed Cần Thơ Province, with the city of Cần Thơ still the capital. In late 2004, Cần Thơ and some surrounding cities became Cần Thơ Municipality (Thành Phố Cần Thơ). The remainder of Cần Thơ Province became Hậu Giang Province.

Hậu Giang has an industrial zone of 902 ha. There are 120 km National roads: National Highway 61 (which leads to National Highway 1 which leads to Cần Thơ Municipality on the Hậu River which leads to Ho Chi Minh City), and water connections by canal and river to the Hậu River.

Administrative divisions

Hậu Giang is subdivided into eight district-level sub-divisions:

  • 5 districts:

They are further subdivided into 12 commune-level towns (or townships), 54 communes, and eight wards.

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