Can Tho


Can Tho

      city, southeastern Vietnam. Situated on the left bank of the Hau Giang River, 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), it is an industrial centre and the largest city of the flat delta region, which includes the Ca Mau Peninsula and the principal rice-growing areas of the country. A large inland port, it is protected by dikes from the annual flooding of the Mekong and has a canal link to Vi Thanh in the southwestern part of the province. It has a teacher-training and agricultural college founded in 1976. In the 1960s an industrial park for agriculturally related industries was established 6 miles (10 km) north of the city. Older industries include coconut-oil extraction and rice milling; new industries include the manufacture of fertilizer, ice, implements, plastic goods, bricks, and fish sauce. The city is served by two airports; the major one, Binh Thuy, is northwest of the city. Can Tho also has a hospital. A former Khmer (Cambodian) district, it was occupied in the 18th century by the Vietnamese to become part of southern Vietnam. It is the centre of a significant concentration of Hoa Hao, a militant Buddhist sect. Pop. (2004 est.) 255,100.

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