Place:Can Tho, Hau Giang, Vietnam


NameCan Tho
Alt namesCan-thosource: Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-30
C̀ân Thơsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Cần Thơsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates10.033°N 105.783°E
Located inHau Giang, Vietnam
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Cần Thơ (Standard Vietnamese: , Southern accent: ) is the fourth largest city in Vietnam, and the largest city in the Mekong Delta.

It is noted for its floating market, rice paper-making village, and picturesque rural canals.[1] It had a population of 1.2 million , it has population of 1,520,000 until June 2018, and is located on the south bank of the Hau River, a distributary of the Mekong River. In 2007, about 50 people died when the Cần Thơ Bridge collapsed, causing Vietnam's worst engineering disaster. In 2011, Can Tho International Airport opened.

The city is nicknamed the "western capital" (Tây Đô), and is located from Ho Chi Minh City.

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