Long Xuyên (About this sound listen) is the capital city of An Giang Province, in the Mekong Delta region of southwestern Vietnam. It is located at approximately 1,950 km south of Hanoi, 189 km from Ho Chi Minh City, and 45 km from the Cambodian border. The population of Long Xuyên city is over 368,376 (2013), with an area of only 130 km².
Long Xuyên is the second most prosperous city in southwestern Vietnam, just after Cần Thơ city.
Long Xuyên is a very developed city in merchandising (mainly in rice trading) and processing fish industry (such as basa fish) with more than six plants and 10,000 workers.
Long Xuyên is the center of the Hòa Hảo religion. There are also many Catholic churches, as well as some people who follow Buddhism and other religions.
The local people often go to supermarkets on Saturday and Sunday. Also, former president Tôn Đức Thắng's birthday is celebrated in My Hoa Hung (Tiger Island).
Local dishes include the standard Vietnamese fare as well as some variations on the area specialties (for example basa fish, mắm thái, and thot not coconuts).