Area: 1,475.2 sq. km.
Population: 1.022.791 habitants (2019).
Capital: Vinh Long Town.
Districts: Long Ho, Mang Thit, Binh Minh, Tam Binh, Tra On, Vung Liem.
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 270C. Average rainfall is from 1,300mm to 1,500mm.
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 province.
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