Can Tho Overview
Area : 2,965 sq km
Population : 1,817,200
Districts: Thot Not, O Mon, Chau Thanh, Phung Hiep, Long My, Vi Thanh
rice, cattle breeding, aquaculture products
Can Tho is a relatively large city in the heart of the Mekong Delta, in Vietnam
Can Tho is the capital city of the Mekong Delta of Vietnam with an area of 2,965 square km and a population of 1,820 people (2004). The city started its municipal status (under the direct control of the central government) in 2004. Can Tho sprawls its way 65km along the southern bank of the Hau River – the biggest tributary of the Mekong River in Vietnam. Like other provinces of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a system of arroyos and creeks meandering under the ever green canopy of orchards through myriads islands and garden houses. Exploring the secrets of Can Tho, you definitely need to have a good local tour guide and a long tail boat.