Cà Mau Province

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Cà Mau Province

Tỉnh Cà Mau
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Đá Bạc Islet in Cà Mau
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Seal
Nickname(s): 
Dark water
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Location of Cà Mau within Vietnam
Coordinates: 9°5′N105°5′E / 9.083°N 105.083°E / 9.083; 105.083 Coordinates: 9°5′N105°5′E / 9.083°N 105.083°E / 9.083; 105.083
CountryFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Region Mekong Delta
Capital Cà Mau
Area
[1]
  Total5,331 km2 (2,058 sq mi)
Population
 (2019) [1]
  Total1,421,200
  Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demographics
   Ethnicities Vietnamese, others
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Area codes 290
ISO 3166 code VN-59
Website www.camau.gov.vn

Cà Mau ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ) is a province of Vietnam, named after its capital city. It is located in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, and is the southernmost of Vietnam's 58 provinces. It is bordered to the north by Kiên Giang and Bạc Liêu provinces, to the west by the Gulf of Thailand, and to the south and east by the South China Sea. [2]

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Economy

Being surrounded by water on three sides, fishing is an important industry in Cà Mau province. An extensive network of canals also supports a strong agricultural sector, as well as providing a popular means of transport. The U Minh biosphere reserve and Mũi Cà Mau, the southernmost point of Vietnam, serve also as important tourist destinations. The Mũi Cà Mau National Park is located at Mũi Cà Mau.

Name

Cà Mau's name came from the Khmers who inhabited the area before the arrival of the Vietnamese, Cà Mau means "black" in Khmer. The Khmer name for this province is Teuk Khmao (Khmer : ទឹកខ្មៅ), meaning "black water".

Administrative divisions

Map of Ca Mau Province, Vietnam, showing the eight administrative districts. Ca mau province map - sm.png
Map of Cà Mau Province, Vietnam, showing the eight administrative districts.

Cà Mau is subdivided into nine district-level sub-divisions: [3]

8 districts:

1 provincial city:

They are further subdivided into nine commune-level towns (or townlets), 82 communes, and 10 wards.

Typhoon Linda (1997)

In November 1997, the Cà Mau Peninsula was struck by Typhoon Linda (Openg). Thousands of people were killed, and an estimated 200,000 homes were destroyed, along with much of the Cà Mau fishing fleet. [4]

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Cái Nước District District in Cà Mau, Vietnam

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Ngọc Hiển District District in Cà Mau, Vietnam

Ngọc Hiển is the southernmost rural district of Cà Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 79,546. The district covers an area of 743 km². The district capital lies at Viên An Đông.

Thới Bình District District in Cà Mau, Vietnam

Thới Bình is a rural district of Cà Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 138,763. The district covers an area of 631 km². The district capital lies at Thới Bình. Thới Bình borders U Minh District to the west, Kiên Giang Province to the north, Bạc Liêu Province to the east and northeast, and Cà Mau to the south.

Trần Văn Thời District District in Cà Mau, Vietnam

Trần Văn Thời is a rural district (huyện) of Cà Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003, the district had a population of 191,718. The area spans 700 km². The district capital lies at Trần Văn Thời.

U Minh District District in Cà Mau, Vietnam

U Minh is a rural district (huyện) of Cà Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003, the district had a population of 91,438. The district covers an area of 764 km². The district capital lies at U Minh.

Phú Tân District, Cà Mau Province District in Cà Mau, Vietnam

Phú Tân is a rural district of Cà Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 111,791. The district covers an area of 426 km². The district capital lies at Cái Đôi Vàm.

Vĩnh Thuận is a rural district of Kiên Giang province in the Mekong River Delta region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 133,539. The district covers an area of 608 km². The district capital lies at Vĩnh Thuận.

Khánh Bình, Cà Mau Commune in Cà Mau, Vietnam

Khánh Bình is a commune in the Trần Văn Thời District of Cà Mau Province, Vietnam on the Gulf of Thailand. As of 2007 the commune had a population of 11,598 and covers an area of 37.04 square kilometers.

U Minh Hạ National Park

U Minh Hạ National Park or National Park of Lower U Minh is a national park of Vietnam. The park is located in Cà Mau Province. The park has an area of 82.86 square kilometers and was established on 20 January 2006 to protect low wetland ecosystem in the region. Fauna and flora found here include mangrove, snake, turtle, bird, amphibian.

An Xuyên was a province on Mekong Delta in during the Republic of Vietnam. On October 22, 1956, Cà Mau Province was renamed to Minh Hải. Its capital was Quản Long. On May 8, 1957, it had 6 districts and 23 communes. In February 1976 it was merged with part of Bạc Liêu Province to establish Minh Hải Province.

References

  1. 1 2 General Statistics Office of Vietnam. "Population and Employment: Population and population density in 2006 by province". 7. Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  2. CA MAU PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. "Introduction: Geographical Position". Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  3. CA MAU PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. "Towns, Districts: Overview". Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  4. Dodd, Jan; et al. (2003). The Rough Guide to Vietnam. Rough Guides. Retrieved 2008-06-02.