Long An province

Long An (Vietnamese: [lawŋ͡m˧˧ ʔaːn˧˧] (listen)) is a province in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. The provincial capital is Tân An, and other major districts include Kiến Tường, Bến Lức, Cần Giuộc and Đức Hòa. There are 15 districts within the province (included 1 provincial capital city and 1 district-level town).[2]

Long An province
Tỉnh Long An
Thành phố Tân An.jpg
Location of Long An within Vietnam
Location of Long An within Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°40′N 106°10′E / 10.667°N 106.167°E / 10.667; 106.167Coordinates: 10°40′N 106°10′E / 10.667°N 106.167°E / 10.667; 106.167
Country Vietnam
RegionMekong Delta
CapitalTân An
Government
 • People's Council ChairTrương Văn Tiếp
 • People's Committee ChairDương Quốc Xuân
Area
 • Total4,495.5 km2 (1,735.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total1,763,754
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • EthnicitiesVietnamese, Hoa, Khmer
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Calling code72
ISO 3166 codeVN-41
Websiteeng.longan.gov.vn

The region is between Ho Chi Minh City in the north and the Mekong Delta. Because of its low lying geography, it is susceptible to sea level rise caused by climate change.

GeographyEdit

Long An is situated in an advantageous position in the Southern Key Economic Region of Vietnam. It serves as a bridge between Ho Chi Minh City in the north and 12 provinces in the Mekong Delta in the south. The province also has Cambodia to its west and the East Sea (South China Sea) to its east.

Long An is a low-lying coastal region, and therefore some areas of it are subject to flooding during the rainy season, which lasts from the beginning of August until November.

The province has numerous rivers. Two of the main ones are the Vàm Cỏ Đông and Vàm Cỏ Tay, which connect with the Tiền to form a larger river system. Another important river in the region is the Soài Rạp.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Long An is subdivided into 15 district-level sub-divisions:

They are further subdivided into 14 commune-level towns (or townlets), 166 communes, and 12 wards.

Climate change concernsEdit

Being a low-lying coastal region, Long An is particularly susceptible to floods resulting from rises in sea level due to climate change. The Climate Change Research Institute at Can Tho University (Trường Đại học Cần Thơ), in studying the possible consequences of climate change, has predicted that 49% of Long An province is expected to be flooded if sea levels rise by one meter.[3]

UniversitiesEdit

Long An is home to two large universities:

HospitalsEdit

136C ĐT827, P7, Tân An, Long An 82100, Vietnam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Statistical Handbook of Vietnam 2014 Archived 2015-07-06 at the Wayback Machine, General Statistics Office Of Vietnam
  2. ^ Long An Government
  3. ^ Mekong Delta: more flood and drought Archived 2010-05-05 at the Wayback Machine. VietnamNet Bridge. March 19, 2009.

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