Cần Thơ

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Location o Can Tho in Vietnam

Cần Thơ Aboot this soond pronunciation , the name comes frae "cầm thi giang" - river o poems, is a ceety in Vietnam. The ceety, regardit as "Wastren caipital", wi an estimatit population o 1,121,000 as o 2004, is the biggest ceety in the Mekong Delta. The ceety is locatit on the sooth bank o the Hậu River, the bigger branch o the Mekong River. It is 169 km frae Ho Chi Minh Ceety, Vietnam’s lairgest ceety.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cần Thơ’s climate is tropical an monsoonal wi twa saisons: rainy, frae Mey tae November; an dry, frae December tae Aprile. Average annual humidity is 83%, rainfaw 1,635 mm an temperatur 27 °C.

Admeenistrative seestem[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cần Thơ Ceety constitutes an independent municipality at the same level as provinces o Vietnam. It wis creatit in the beginnin o 2004 bi a split o the umwhile Cần Thơ Province intae twae new admeenistrative units: Cần Thơ Ceety an Hậu Giang Province.

Cần Thơ Ceety is dividit intae nine destricts:

It borders the provinces o An Giang, Hậu Giang, Kiên Giang, Vĩnh Long an Đồng Tháp.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Can Tho Brig
Can Tho International Airport

Can Tho is connectit tae the rest o the kintra bi Naitional Road 1A an Can Tho Airport. The Can Tho Brig which is nou completit, is the langest cable-stayed brig in Sootheast Asie . The 6-lane Saigon-Can Tho Exressway is being built in pairts frae Ho Chi Minh Ceety tae Trung Luong o My Tho. The hydrofoil express boat links this ceety wi Saigon.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nam Nhã pagoda
Bình Thủy temple

The Mekong Delta is considered tae be the “rice basket o Vietnam,” contributin mair than 50% o the naition’s rice production. Fowk say o Cần Thơ:

Cần Thơ gạo trắng nước trong,

Ai đi đến đó lòng không muốn về.

Cần Thơ, white rice, pure water,

Aw who come wish niver tae leave.

Cần Thơ is famous for its floatin mercats, Cai Rang an Phung Hiep, whaur fowk sell an buy things on the river, its bird gardens (Bằng Lăng), an Ninh Kieu port. The ceety affers a wide range o tropical fruits such as pomelo, longan, jackfruit, mango an durian.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Academic institutions in the ceety are Cần Thơ University, Cần Thơ University o Medicine an Pharmacy, Tây Đô University, Cần Thơ College, Cần Thơ College o Foreign Relations an Economics, Medical College, The Economic an Technical College an Vocational College, wi its well-kent College o Agricultur an Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Can Tho mercat
Floatin mercat

Efter 120 years o development, the ceety nou is the delta's maist important centre o economics, cultur, science an technology. It haes a large freshwater port an twa industrial pairks. Wi its stable infrastructur, the ceety is cawin for an expectin lairger foreign investment.

Landmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Museum o Fowrairmed Forces
Can Tho Museum

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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