Cao Bằng

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Cao Bằng
Thành phố Cao Bằng
Cao Bằng is located in Vietnam
Cao Bằng
Cao Bằng
Location of in Vietnam
Coordinates: 22°40′23″N 106°15′0″E / 22.67306°N 106.25000°E / 22.67306; 106.25000
Country  Vietnam
Province Cao Bằng

Cao Bằng (About this sound listen) is a city in northern Vietnam.[1] It is the capital and largest settlement of Cao Bằng Province. It is located on the bank of the Bằng Giang river, and is around 30 km away from the border with China.

History[edit]

The area, Cao Bằng (高平, "high plateau") was the stronghold of the last years of the Mạc dynasty after their 1592 defeat at the hands of the Trịnh Lords. During the 19th century the area was resistant to the Nguyen government.[2]

The city is also known for the Battle of Cao Bang, the first major decisive victory of the Viet Minh against the French Army.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Cao Bang
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18
(64)
19
(66)
23
(73)
27
(81)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
27
(81)
24
(75)
20
(68)
26.3
(79.5)
Average low °C (°F) 10
(50)
12
(54)
16
(61)
19
(66)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
22
(72)
19
(66)
15
(59)
11
(52)
18.3
(64.8)
Rainfall mm (inches) 22
(0.87)
26
(1.02)
39
(1.54)
91
(3.58)
174
(6.85)
229
(9.02)
224
(8.82)
249
(9.8)
150
(5.91)
91
(3.58)
44
(1.73)
20
(0.79)
1,359
(53.51)
Avg. rainy days 10 10 12 14 15 17 18 19 14 12 9 8 158
Mean monthly sunshine hours 62 56 93 120 186 150 186 186 180 155 120 124 1,618
Source: World Climate Guide

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://baodientu.chinhphu.vn/Home/Thanh-lap-thanh-pho-Cao-Bang/20129/149871.vgp
  2. ^ Bradley Camp Davis, States of banditry: The Nguyen government, bandit rule, and the ... University of Washington - 2008 Page 345 "..much of Lạng Son and Cao Bằng until his death in 1890. His organization, Which connected the aims of the Cần Vưong with the tactics of borderlands banditry, Survived him."

Coordinates: 22°40′23″N 106°15′0″E / 22.67306°N 106.25000°E / 22.67306; 106.25000