Hậu Giang province

Hậu Giang (Vietnamese: [həw˧˨ʔ jaːŋ˧˧] (listen)) is a province located in the Mekong Delta region in the southern part of Vietnam. Vị Thanh is the capital.

Hậu Giang province
Tỉnh Hậu Giang
Tháp Đồng Hồ ở Vị Thanh.jpg
Location of Hậu Giang within Vietnam
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
RegionMekong Delta
CapitalVị Thanh
 • People's Council ChairTrần Văn Huyến
 • People's Committee ChairĐồng Văn Thanh
 • Total1,621.7 km2 (626.1 sq mi)
 • Total986,792
 • 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 of national roads: National Highway 61 (which leads to National Highway 1, going through Cần Thơ Municipality on the Hậu River to Ho Chi Minh City), and water connections by canal and river to the Hậu River.

An estimated 80% of the province will be underwater following a 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in) sea level rise relative to the current land elevation, which is subsiding over time.[1]

Administrative divisionsEdit

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

They are further subdivided into 11 commune-level towns (or townships), 51 communes, and 13 wards.


  1. ^ Minderhoud, P. S. J.; Coumou, L.; Erkens, G.; Middelkoop, H.; Stouthamer, E. (2019). "Mekong delta much lower than previously assumed in sea-level rise impact assessments". Nature Communications. 10 (1): 3847. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11602-1. ISSN 2041-1723.

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