Place:Kien Giang, Vietnam

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NameKien Giang
Alt namesKien Giangsource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 692-693; Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VI, 854
Kiên Giangsource: Wikipedia
Kîén Giangsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeProvince
Coordinates10.0°N 105.167°E
Located inVietnam     (1976 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Kiên Giang 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, 250 km from the Ho Chi Minh City. Kiên Giang's dimension is about 6,299 km² and its population is about 1,634,043, of which 22 percent live in the urban area.

Kiên Giang is bordered with An Giang Province in the northeast, Cần Thơ and Hậu Giang in the east, Bạc Liêu in the southeast and Cà Mau in the south, and Kampot Province of Cambodia (with the 54 km border) in the west, Gulf of Thailand in the southwest (with the 200 km coast).

According to survey results in April 1, 2009, Kiên Giang province's population is 1,683,149 people.

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