Hau Giang is in the Mekong Delta region in the southern part of that country, bordering with Can Tho City, Vinh Long Province, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, and Kien Giang.

Hau Giang is located on complicated network of rivers, springs, and canals such as: Hau, Cai Tu rivers, Quan Lo, Phung Hiep, Xa No, Xang Nang Mau canals.

Until 1975, the province of Hau Giang included the city of Can Tho; that city was the capital of the province. In 1975, the province was renamed Can Tho Province, with the city of Can Tho still the capital. In late 2004, Can Tho and some surrounding cities became Can Tho Municipality (Thành Phố Cần Thơ). The remainder of Can Tho Province became Hau Giang Province.

Hau Giang has advantage of growing rice and fruit tree as well as rearing aquaculture. The province is famous for Phung Hiep Floating Market. From seven branches of Mekong River, hundreds boats join in floating market to sell various fruits and other things like other market. The name ‘Phung Hiep snake market’ is well-known to foreign tourists. Visitors from over the world come to that market to taste snake liquor and to see the dangerous snake dance.

The climate is harmonized with few of storms. It is hot, humid all year. Rainy season lasts from May to November, and dry season lasts from December to April. The annual average temperature is 27oC.

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