Area: 3,536.8 sq. km. Population: 2,210.4 thousand habitants (2006) Capital: Long Xuyen City. Administrative divisions:
- Town: Chau Doc.
- Districts: An Phu, Tan Chau, Phu Tan, Chau Phu, Tinh Bien, Tri Ton, Cho Moi,
Chau Thanh, Thoai Son. Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Cham, Hoa.
An Giang Province is located to the west of the Mekong Delta
between the Tien and Hau rivers and shares a 100km border with
Cambodia in the north - west. It also shares border with Dong Thap
Province in the east, Cantho City in the south - east, and Kien Giang
Province in the south - west.
An Giang has two main types of topography: midland areas and low
mountains. The low mountains is Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) in Tinh Bien
and Tri Ton districts. Vinh Te Tunnel runs along with the province's
border in the west, which connects from Chau Doc to Ha Tien.
Climate: An Giang is divided into two seasons: the rain (from May to
November), and the dry (from December to April next year). The annual
average temperature varies 27�C. The highest temperature is 35�C -
37�C from April to May and the lowest ones is 20�C - 21�C from
December to January next year. The annual rainfall is 1,400 - 1,500mm.
Tourism and Economy
An Giang is main province in rice output. The province also has corn
and aquatic products as basa fish, shrimp, cuttle... An Giang is also
renowned as traditional handicraft such as Tan Chau silk, Chau Doc
fish sauce and other consume products. Especially, long-standing
handicraft weaves fabric industry of Cham ethnic group.
An Giang is famous for particular festivals as Ba Chua Xu, Chol
Chnam Thomay, Dolta festival and ox racing. Other famous sites and
attractions include Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Cam Mountain in Tien
Binh, Tuc Dup Hill, grottoes network of Thuy Dai Son, Anh Vu Son, Co
To, and many historical vestiges.
An Giang has a relatively convenient land and water transport system.
National Road 91 connects to Cam-pu-chia. Buses run from Chau Doc to
Long Xuyen, Cantho, and other destinations in the Mekong Delta.
Long Xuyen City is 62km from Cantho, 125km from My Tho, and 190km from
Ho Chi Minh City. Chau Doc Town is 96km from Ha Tien, 117km from
Cantho, 179km from My Tho, and 245km from Ho Chi Minh City.