Area: 1,479.1 sq. km
Population: 1,036.8 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Vinh Long Town
Districts: Long Ho, Mang Thit, Binh Minh, Tam Binh, Tra On, Vung Liem, Binh Tan.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa, Gia Rai.
Situated between the Tien and the Hau rivers, Vinh Long Province is
bounded by Tien Giang Province on the north, Dong Thap Province on the
north-west, Tra Vinh Province on the south-east, Hau Giang and Soc
Trang provinces on the south, and Can Tho City on the south-west.
The terrain is quite flat. The complex network of rivers and canals
make convenient transportation. The soil is rich in alluvium,
favorable for rice and various fruit cultivation.
The dry season lasts from December to April, the rainy season last
from May to November. The annual average temperature is 27�C. Average
rainfall is from 1,300mm to 1,500mm.
Tourism and Economy
Silt from Tien and Hau rivers has raised the level of the field.
The majority of inhabitants live on farming, fruit planting and cattle
Coming to there, visitors have chance to walk among the trees, relax
in hammocks, try all kinds of delicious tropical fruits in the gardens
of An Binh and Binh Hoa Phuoc islands. Several popular places are Mr.
Sau Giao's Flower Garden, Mr. Muoi Day's Stilt-House, and Mr. Hai
Hoang's Old House.
Vinh Long has many pagodas, communal houses such as Van Thanh Temple,
Long Thanh Communal House, Tinh Xa Ngoc Vien, Phuoc Hau, Tien Chau,
Vinh Long is 70km from Mytho, 34km from Can Tho and 136km from Ho Chi
Minh City. The inter-province bus station is 5km from the centre of
Vinh Long. There are buses between Vinh Long and Ho Chi Minh City, Can
Tho, Mytho, Long Xuyen, Sa Dec, Rach Gia, and other Mekong Delta
destinations. National Highway No.1A and No.53 also runs through the