Duc Hoa is district under Long An province, with the natural area of 42.169 ha, population of 178.350 people. Duc Hoa district is bordered by the administrative units such as: on the North by Trang Bang district, Tay Ninh province and Cu Chi district, Hoc Mon district, Ho Chi Minh City, on the Southeast by Binh Chanh district, HCM City, on the west by Duc Hue district, on the southwest by Ben Luc district.
It is easy to contact with towns of Ho Chi Minh City in national highway 22 and national highway 1 (Cu Chi town, Hoc Mon town, An Lac town) from Duc Hoa and towns of districts contiguous to Duc Hoa district. Province road 8 is also an important traffic road connecting with national highway 22, forming direct connecting traffic road between South East and South West.
The whole district is divided into 20 administrative units at commune and town level, Hau Nghia town is a district township. The remaining units comprise: Duc Hoa Town, Hiep Hoa Town, Loc Giang commune, An Ninh Dong commune, An Ninh Tay commune, Tan My commune, Hiep Hoa commune, Tan Phu commune, Hoa Khanh Tay commune, Hoa Khanh Dong commune, Hoa Khanh Nam commune, Duc Lap Thuong commune, Duc Lap Ha commune, Duc Hoa Thuong commune, Duc Hoa Dong commune, Duc Hoa Ha commune, My Hanh Bac commune, My Hanh Nam commune, Huu Thanh commune.