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Cà Mau
Cà Mau
( listen) is a province of Vietnam, named after its capital city. It is located in the Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta
of southern Vietnam, and is the southernmost of Vietnam's 58 provinces. It is bordered on the north by Kiên Giang and Bạc Liêu provinces, on the west by the Gulf of Thailand, and to the south and east by the South China Sea.[2]

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1 Economy 2 Name 3 Administrative divisions 4 1997 Typhoon 5 References 6 External links

Economy[edit] Being surrounded by sea on three sides, fishing is an important industry in Cà Mau
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 tourism destinations. The Mũi Cà Mau
Cà Mau
National Park is located at Mũi Cà Mau. Name[edit] Cà Mau's name came from the Khmers who inhabited the area before the arrival of the Vietnamese, Cà Mau
Cà Mau
means "black" in Khmer. The Khmer name for this province is Teuk Khmao, meaning "black water". Administrative divisions[edit]

Map of Cà Mau
Cà Mau
Province, Vietnam, showing the eight administrative districts.

Cà Mau
Cà Mau
is subdivided into nine district-level sub-divisions:[3]

8 districts:

Cái Nước Đầm Dơi Năm Căn Ngọc Hiển Phú Tân Thới Bình Trần Văn Thời U Minh

1 provincial city:

Cà Mau
Cà Mau
(capital)

They are further subdivided into nine commune-level towns (or townlets), 82 communes, and 10 wards. 1997 Typhoon[edit] In November 1997, the Cà Mau
Cà Mau
Peninsula was struck by Typhoon Linda (Openg). Thousands of people were lost, and an estimated 200,000 homes were destroyed, along with much of the Cà Mau
Cà Mau
fishing fleet.[4] References[edit]

^ a b General Statistics Office of Vietnam. "Population and Employment: Population and population density in 2006 by province". 7. Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-05-31.  ^ CA MAU PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. "Introduction: Geographical Position". Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2008-05-31.  ^ CA MAU PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. "Towns, Districts: Overview". Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2008-05-31.  ^ Dodd, Jan; et al. (2003). The Rough Guide to Vietnam. Rough Guides. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 

External links[edit]

Official website

Places adjacent to Cà Mau
Cà Mau
Province

Gulf of Thailand Kiên Giang Province Bạc Liêu Province

Gulf of Thailand

Cà Mau
Cà Mau
Province

East Sea

Gulf of Thailand East Sea East Sea

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Subdivisions of Vietnam

Regions

Northwest Northeast Red River Delta North Central Coast South Central Coast Central Highlands Southeast Mekong Delta

Municipalities

Cần Thơ Đà Nẵng Hải Phòng Hà Nội Hồ Chí Minh City

Provinces

An Giang Bắc Giang Bắc Kạn Bạc Liêu Bắc Ninh Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Bến Tre Bình Định Bình Dương Bình Phước Bình Thuận Cà Mau Cao Bằng Đắk Lắk Đắk Nông Điện Biên Đồng Nai Đồng Tháp Gia Lai Hà Giang Hà Nam Hà Tĩnh Hải Dương Hòa Bình Hậu Giang Hưng Yên Khánh Hòa Kiên Giang Kon Tum Lai Châu Lâm Đồng Lạng Sơn Lào Cai Long An Nam Định Nghệ An Ninh Bình Ninh Thuận Phú Thọ Phú Yên Quảng Bình Quảng Nam Quảng Ngãi Quảng Ninh Quảng Trị Sóc Trăng Sơn La Tây Ninh Thái Bình Thái Nguyên Thanh Hóa Thừa Thiên-Huế Tiền Giang Trà Vinh Tuyên Quang Vĩnh Long Vĩnh Phúc Yên Bái

District level subdivisions Commune level subdivisi

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