Cần Giờ District

Can Gio District
Huyện Cần Giờ
Suburban district

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°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 city Ho Chi Minh City
Seat Can Thanh Town
Town, communes 1 thị trấn, 6 xã
  Total 704 km2 (272 sq mi)
  Total 70,697
  Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
  Main ethnic groups predominantly Kinh
Time zone ICT (UTC+07)
Website cangio.hochiminhcity.gov.vn

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

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

Besides, it comprises 69 cays of various sizes.


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

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