Kiên Giang Province

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Kiên Giang Province

Tỉnh Kiên Giang
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Location of Kiên Giang within Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°0′N105°10′E / 10.000°N 105.167°E / 10.000; 105.167 Coordinates: 10°0′N105°10′E / 10.000°N 105.167°E / 10.000; 105.167
CountryFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Capital Rạch Giá
   People's Council ChairĐặng Tuyết Em
   People's Committee ChairPhạm Vũ Hồng
  Total6,299 km2 (2,432 sq mi)
  Density330/km2 (870/sq mi)
   Ethnicities Vietnamese, others
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Area codes 297
ISO 3166 code VN-47

Kiên Giang ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ) is a province of Vietnam, located in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. It is known for fishing and rice farming. The provincial capital is Rạch Giá, 155 mi (249 km) from Ho Chi Minh City. Kiên Giang's area is about 6,299 km² and its population is about 1,634,043, of which 22 percent live in urban areas.


Kiên Giang is bordered with An Giang Province in the northeast, Cần Thơ and Hậu Giang provinces in the east, Bạc Liêu Province in the southeast and Cà Mau Province in the south, and Kampot Province of Cambodia (with the 33 mi (53 km) border) in the west, and the Gulf of Thailand in the southwest (with the 124 mi (200 km) coast).

According to survey results on April 1, 2009, Kiên Giang province's population is 1,683,149 people.[ citation needed ]


In 1774, Lord Nguyen Phuc Dang Khoat divided into 12 in the palace, but still leave the town of Hà Tiên, Mac Thien Tich style as Admiral rule.

By the reign of Minh Mạng, in 1832, Hà Tiên had become one of the six provinces of the south.

In 1876, Southern France divided into four big administrative regions, each region divided into smaller administrative sub-district or county take action (administratif arrondissement), Hà Tiên, the former being divided into two particle parameters are Hà Tiên and Rạch Giá. From January 1, 1900 two-particle parameters of Hà Tiên and Rạch Giá became provinces of Hà Tiên and Rạch Giá.

Hà Tiên and Rạch Giá were later merged into Kiên Giang. Kiên Giang had seven districts at the time: Hà Tiên, Kiên An, Kiên Bình, Kiên Lương, Kiên Tân, Kiên Thành and Phú Quốc.




Administrative divisions

Kiên Giang is subdivided into 13 district-level sub-divisions and 2 cities:

They are further subdivided into 12 commune-level towns (or townships), 118 communes, and 15 wards.

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