Hậu Giang Province

"Hau Giang" redirects here. For the river, see Bassac River.
Hậu Giang Province
Tỉnh Hậu Giang
Nickname(s): Posterior River

Location of Hậu Giang within Vietnam
Coordinates: 9°47′N 105°28′E / 9.783°N 105.467°E / 9.783; 105.467Coordinates: 9°47′N 105°28′E / 9.783°N 105.467°E / 9.783; 105.467
Country  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Capital Vị Thanh
  People's Council Chair Huỳnh Minh Chắc
  People's Committee Chair Nguyễn Văn Thắng
  Total 1,608 km2 (621 sq mi)
Population (2004)
  Total 772,000
  Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
  Ethnicities Vietnamese, Hoa, Chăm, Khmer
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Calling code 71
ISO 3166 code VN-73
Website www.haugiang.gov.vn

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.

Until 1975, the province of Hậu Giang included the city of Cần Thơ; that city was the capital of the province. 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 880,000 m² (217 acres). There are roads, National Highway 61 (which leads to National Highway 1 which leads to Cần Thơ Municipality on the Hau River which leads to Ho Chi Minh City), and water connections by canal and river to the Hau River.

Administrative divisions

Hậu Giang is subdivided into 7 district-level sub-divisions:

They are further subdivided into 12 commune-level towns (or townships), 54 communes, and 8 wards.


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