A Short Guide To The Mekong River Delta Of Vietnam

By Anh - Silvera Food
Thu, Jul 11 2019, 13:00 (GMT + 7)

Traditional fishing boats on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam
Traditional fishing boats on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Credit: shutterstock.com/Quangnguyenvinh

The Mekong River Delta in Vietnam, also called South Western Region, is home to hundreds of fisheries factories. The population of the region, according to General Statistics Office of Vietnam, was 17,478.9 thousand people. The Mekong Delta is adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City to the North, borders Cambodia to the West and possesses a long coastal line to the East, South and Southwestern.

I myself have been to the region for countless times to visit seafood factories but I have to admit that I am not familiar at all to the directions of the provinces, and I have no idea how they are linked to one another.

Hence, I took some geography lessons from Google and would like to share with you about what I learned about this amazing region. I have devided this brief post into 2 parts: what South Western Region comprises of and a short map of the region. 

Hopefully, it would be an interesting guide when you are on your next trip to this place, visiting a seafood factory. And maybe you can surpise your suppliers or partners by letting them know what you already know of this place. :)

So let's start.

How many provinces and cities does the Mekong Delta consist of?

Mekong delta consists of 12 provinces and 1 city. Here they are.
We also have a post about each of these provinces and city here

Chart of provinces and city of Mekong Delta in Vietnam
Chart of provinces and city of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Credit: Silverafood

How are these provinces and city are connected in South Western Region?

Photos of Vietnam and Mekong Delta taken by VNREDSet-1 satellite
Photos of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta taken by VNREDSet-1 satellite. Credit: Internet
Long An province, about 50 km away from the center of Ho Chi Minh city, is the gateway connecting the city with the Mekong Delta, sharing several important roads with Ho Chi Minh City, such as National route 1A, and National route 50. Meanwhile, Ca Mau is the most southernmost point - the tip of the country.

Below is a brief map of each province and city in the Mekong Delta, with each color seperating one area. So next time, when you are in a car heading towards Can Tho, you will know you have to travel through Long An, Tien Giang and Vinh Long before reaching the place!

Locations of provinces and city in the Mekong Delta
Locations of provinces and city in the Mekong Delta. Credit: mientaynambo.com

And that is it. Short as may be, I hope you find it informative, and that you have got to know this amazing place a bit better.

Feel free to share this with your friends. colleagues or anyone that might interested in. 

We will come back soon with more interesting posts.

Have a nice day.

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