10 Interesting Facts About Phu Quoc Island

Facts About Phu Quoc Island

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Facts About Phu Quoc Island

  • The historical Phú Quốc Prison was based here; the prison was built by French colonialists to detain captured Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers.
  • Phú Quốc is the largest island in Vietnam. Phú Quốc and nearby islands, along with the distant Thổ Chu Islands, are part of Kiên Giang Province as Phú Quốc City.
  • The island has a total area of 574 km2 / 222 sq mi.
  • The island city of Phú Quốc includes the island proper and 21 smaller islets.
  • The earliest Cambodian references to Phú Quốc are found in royal documents dated 1615, reflecting the allocation of the various governors’ authorities among the territories of the Khmer empire.
  • The Estimated Population of Phu Quoc Island is 179,480.
  • The city of Phu Quoc is officially divided into nine district-level sub-divisions, including two urban districts: Dương Đông, An Thới and seven rural districts: Bãi Thơm, Cửa Cạn, Cửa Dương, Dương Tơ, Gành Dầu, Hàm Ninh, Thổ Châu.
  • The annual rainfall is high, averaging 3,029 mm / 9.938 ft.
  • Phú Quốc has both a terrestrial national park and marine protection.
  • Phú Quốc National Park was established in 2001 as an upgrade of a former conservation zone. The park covers 336.57 km2 (129.95 sq mi) of the northern part of the island.
Facts About Phu Quoc Island
Facts About Phu Quoc Island
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