Bến Tre

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Bến Tre
Thành phố Bến Tre
Bến Tre City
Bến Tre skyline
Bến Tre Museum
Rạch Miễu Bridge
Bến Tre High School
Bến Tre Market
From top, left to right: Bến Tre skyline, Bến Tre Museum, Rạch Miễu Bridge, Bến Tre High School, and Bến Tre Market
Bến Tre is located in Vietnam
Bến Tre
Bến Tre
Location of Bến Tre
Coordinates: 10°14′N 106°23′E / 10.233°N 106.383°E / 10.233; 106.383
Country Vietnam
ProvinceBến Tre
Area
 • Total65.75 km2 (25.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total124,449
 • Density1,893.52/km2 (4,904.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
ClimateAw
Websitehttps://bentre.gov.vn/

Bến Tre (Vietnamese pronunciation: [ˀɓən˦ˀ˥ ʈɛ˧˧] (listen)) is the capital city of Bến Tre Province, in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. Located 85 kilometers (53 mi) southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, the city covers an area of 65.75 km2 (25.39 sq mi) and has a population of 124,499 at the 2019 census.[1] Bến Tre is connected to the surrounding provinces by the Rạch Miễu Bridge.

History[edit]

The French occupied Bến Tre in 1867. The Viet Minh defeated the French at Dien Bien Phu and gained independence under the guidance of Ho Chi Minh and his generals.[2] During the Tet Offensive in 1968, it was nearly destroyed by bombing.

Geography[edit]

Bến Tre is located on Bảo Island, with the districts of Châu Thành, Giồng Trôm and Ba Tri. The city is oriented in a triangular layout and is bordered by the following:

Administration[edit]

The city of Bến Tre has 8 wards: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, An Hội, Phú Khương and Phú Tân, and 6 communes: Bình Phú, Mỹ Thạnh An, Nhơn Thạnh, Phú Hưng, Phú Nhuận and Sơn Đông.

Schools[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Completed results of the 2019 Vietnam population and housing census" (PDF). General Statistics Office. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  2. ^ Thạch Phương, Tứ Đoàn, Phương Thảo Nguyễn Địa chí Bến Tre 1991 "Only in Bao and Minh islets, there had been 70 schools of Chinese characters in 152 villages until the French occupied Ben Tre (1867). That was a very rare proportion at that time. The list of the Ben Tre successful candidates written in the...."

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Coordinates: 10°14′N 106°23′E / 10.233°N 106.383°E / 10.233; 106.383