Cần Giờ District
|Can Gio District|
Huyện Cần Giờ
in the metropolitan area of HCMC
Can Gio District
Location in Vietnam
|Coordinates: 10°30′43″N 106°52′50″E / 10.51194°N 106.88056°ECoordinates: 10°30′43″N 106°52′50″E / 10.51194°N 106.88056°E|
|Centrally governed city||Ho Chi Minh City|
|Seat||Can Thanh Town|
|Town, communes||1 thị trấn, 6 xã|
|• Total||704 km2 (272 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|• Main ethnic groups||predominantly Kinh|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+07)|
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, comprising Kinh people (80%), Khmer Krom and Cham people. Cần Giờ is home to Cần Giờ Mangrove Forest, a biosphere reserve listed by UNESCO.
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:
Besides, it comprises 69 cays of various sizes.
- "HCMC's Population and population density in 2010 by district". HCMC Office of Statistics. Retrieved Feb 4, 2014.