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Mekong delta / Tien Giang

 TIEN GIANG MAP

General information
- Geographic location :the province is bounded by Long An and Hồ Chí Minh city to the north and eastern north, Bến Tre and Vĩnh Long to the south, Đồng Tháp to the west,  and the sea to the east.
- Area: 2,484.2km2.
- Topographic features: Tiền Giang has flat topographic feature with slope of under 1%, some depressions and earth mounds.
- Administrative units: Include Mỹ Tho city, the town of Gò Công and 7 districts: Cái Bè, Chợ Gạo, Gò Công Tây, Gò Công Đông, Cai Lậy, Châu Thành, Tân Phước.
- Population: 1,673,900 people
Resources
- Natural resources: The province has total natural land area of 236,663 ha with the main soil types of alluvial soil, alkaline soil and alum soil. The alluvial soil covers 125,431 ha, accounting for 53% total natural area, convenient for agriculture development. Besides, Tiền Giang has mineral resource of peat in Phú Cường, Tân Hoà Tây - Cai Lậy, Tân Hoà Đông - Tân Phứơc; clay in Tân Lập - Tân Phước; Sand in Tiền river etc.
- Tourism resources: Tiền Giang has many cultural – historical monuments such as: Óc Eo, Gò Thành cultural vestige (I - VI century B.C.); historical monuments in Rạch Gầm - Xoài Mút, Ấp Bắc, Fortress rampart; many imperial tombs, temples, and pagodas such as: Trương Định, Hoàng Gia, Tứ Kiệt imperial tombs, Vĩnh Tràng, Bửu Lâm, Sắc Tứ pagodas etc; There are also the ecology tuorist areas such as: Fruit gardens in Thới Sơn, Ngũ Hiệp, Đồng Tâm snake farm, Đồng Tháp Mười ecology area, Gò Công beach.

- Human resources:
Tiền Giang population is of 1,648,922.  The province has a labour force of 1,156,464 accouting for 72,9% of the population. 613,683 of them are working in agriculture, 85,583 are working in industry and 124,469 are working in trading and service sector. The trained labor was 29%.
Infrastructures
- Transportation system: The province’s main means of transportation are waterway and roadway. In terms of roadway, the highwaylinkingHo Chi Minh city and Trung Luong reduce the time spent to travel from My Tho city to Ho Chi Minh City.  The system of waterway is convenient, connecting the western provinces with Ho Chi Minh City by the mainlines of Tiền river, Chợ Gạo channel, Soài Rạp river etc. Besides, the province has Mỹ Tho port with annual capacity 250,000 tons. The convenient transportation system makes great contribution to the province’s economic development.
- Post and telecommunication system: The post and telecommunication network has been modernized and covered all the province area which canensuregood communication nationally and globally.
- Industrial zones: Tiền Giang has 2 industrial zones: Mỹ Tho IZ (79 ha) and Tân Hương IZ (200 ha) in Châu Thành district, Mỹ Tho city.
Recent economic situation
 - Growth rate: the average rate in the period 2006-2010 reached 11%.
 
Year
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

GDP (%)

10.9
13.0
11.3
9.2
10.6

- Economic structure: Continue shifting toward the increase of industry sector, decrease in agriculture and services.
 

Year
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Agriculture - Forestry – Aquaculture (%)

45.3
44.8
41.8
45.7
44.7

Industry - Construction (%)

23.8
25.0
27.8
27.5
28.3

Services (%)

30.9
30.2
30.4
26.8
27.1

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