Đắk Tô

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Đắk Tô District
Huyện Đắk Tô
District and village
Location in Kon Tum Province
Location in Kon Tum Province
Đắk Tô District is located in Vietnam
Đắk Tô District
Đắk Tô District
Location of in Vietnam
Coordinates: 14°42′N 107°51′E / 14.700°N 107.850°E / 14.700; 107.850Coordinates: 14°42′N 107°51′E / 14.700°N 107.850°E / 14.700; 107.850
Country  Vietnam
Province Kon Tum
Population (2004)
 • Total 29,015

Đắk Tô is a village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and in the so-called "tri-border" area where the borders of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia all come together.

Geography[edit]

Located just north of the Vietnamese town of Tan Canh (nicknamed "Tin Can" by the American GIs), Dak To is populated by a Montagnard tribal people known as the Degar. Dak To is in a lush region of forest covered mountains and deep valleys, with cool and refreshing streams in abundance.

History[edit]

During the Vietnam War, Dak To was viewed as a strategic area because of its proximity to a major branch of the Ho Chi Minh trail, which Hanoi maintained through the neighboring country of Laos. It was the site of the Battle of Dak To.

Industry[edit]

It is part of the Kon Tum province industrial area.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kon Tum - Viet Nam Export Portal "Administrative units: Include the town of Kon Tum and 8 districts: Đắk Glei, Đắk Hà, Đắk Tô, Kon Plông, Kon Rẫy, Ngọc Hồi, Sa Thầy, Tu Mơ Rông."