An Giang Overview

An Giang province is located in the west of the Mekong Delta. It shares 100km with Cambodia to the north- west, Kien Giang province to the west, Can Tho city to the south and Dong Thap to the east.  An Giang’s area is 2.194 km2 (in 2003) with population 3.406,2 people. The province has many ethnic groups such as Kinh, Khmer, Hoa, Cham, etc.

Administration

Politically, An Giang is divided into nine districts: An Phu, Tan Chau and Chau Doc, Chau Phu, Chau Thanh, Phu Tan, Cho Moi, Long Xuyen, Thoai Son, Tri Ton and Tinh Bien.

Topography


An Giang has two main types of topography: midland areas and low mountains. The plain is created by the Mekong River’s alluvial deposits. The plain has little inclination and relatively low elevation.

Natural resources

Land resources: An Giang province is suited in the Mekong’s watershed, and is one of the provinces with the largest area in the Mekong Delta. The total agricultural land is 246,821 hectares. An Giang’s land is formed through the process of dispute between the sea and rivers, so the land is very diverse. The land can be divided into three main groups: alkaline soil, alluvial soil and hill soil.
Mineral Resources: the province is rich in mineral including building materials, decorative materials, and natural mineral water.

Tourism


An Giang is famous for 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.

Visiting the province, visitors have chance to take part in many festivals as Ba Chua Xu Festival, Ba Sam Temple Festival at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Cow Race Festival of Khmer Ethnic Group, Nguyen Trung Truc Temple Festival. 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.

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