Area: 2,341.2 sq. km.
Population:1,015.3 thousand habitants (2012).
Capital: Tra Vinh City.
Districts: Cang Long, Cau Ke, Tieu Can, Chau Thanh, Tra Cu, Cau Ngang, Duyen Hai.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Tay, Hoa...
Hang Pagoda (Tra Vinh Province)
Located on Mekong River Delta, Tra Vinh Province borders Ben Tre, Vinh Long provinces on the north, Soc Trang Province on the west, and East Sea on the east with 65km seaside.
Topography includes coastal plain, alluvial deposits, hundreds of mounds and sand caves, a complex network of rivers and canals.
Tra Vinh is on tropical monsoon region. The weather is hot around the year. The dry season lasts from December to April. The rainy season is between May and November. Annual average temperature is 260C.
Tourism and Economy
Surrounded by Tien and Hau rives and long coast, Tra Vinh's economy base on agriculture, aquaculture, fish and shrimp breeding. The province is covered by verdant plants in garden village along bank of river.
Ba Om Pond is an attraction of Tra Vinh. It is surrounded by hillocks and many old sao and dau trees with odd shape of roots. In the afternoon, flocks of birds perch on the trees and make this area exciting and noisy.
There are 140 pagodas of Khmer, 50 pagodas of Viet (Kinh) and 5 pagodas of Hoa. The famous ones include Ang, Sam-rong-ek, Co, Hang. Co Pagoda is home of thousands of birds including storks, cong coc and pigeons.
Tra Vinh City is 66km from Vinh Long, 205km from Ho Chi Minh City, 110km from Ben Tre, My Tho. There are National Highways No.53, 54, 60 linking the districts of Tra Vinh and neighbor provinces.