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The Can Tho province

Can Tho city, regarded as "Western capital", with an estimated population of 1,121,000 as of 2004, is the biggest city in the Mekong Delta. The city is located on the south bank of Hau River, the bigger branch of the Mekong River. It is 169 km from Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city.

 

The cities and its vicinities characteristics relevant for the WISDOM research topics are:

 

  • increasing urbanisation
  • immigration
  • presence of Khmer ethnics
  • average innundated area
  • rice, aquaculture, pig, and poultry production
  • pesticide usage for rice production


Overview map of the Can Tho province

 

 

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