Cà Mau Province
Tỉnh Cà Mau
Đá Bạc Islet in Cà Mau
Location of Cà Mau within Vietnam
|• Total||5,331 km2 (2,058 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (690/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Vietnamese, others|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-59|
Cà Mau (
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.
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".
Cà Mau is subdivided into nine district-level sub-divisions:
1 provincial city:
They are further subdivided into nine commune-level towns (or townlets), 82 communes, and 10 wards.
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.
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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 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 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 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 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.
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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.
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