Bến Tre

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Bến Tre City
Thành phố Bến Tre
Provincial city
A view of Ben Tre city
A view of Ben Tre city
Bến Tre City is located in Vietnam
Bến Tre City
Bến Tre City
Location of in Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°14′N 106°23′E / 10.233°N 106.383°E / 10.233; 106.383
Country  Vietnam
Province Bến Tre
Area
 • Provincial city 71.11 km2 (27.46 sq mi)
Population (January 2016)
 • Provincial city 231,904
 • Density 3,261.2/km2 (8,446/sq mi)
 • Urban 190,161
Climate Aw

Bến Tre ([ˀɓən˦ˀ˥ ʈɛ˧˥] About this sound listen) is the capital city of Bến Tre Province, in the Mekong Delta area of southern Vietnam. The city covers an area of 65.75 km2 (25.39 sq mi) and has a population of 143,639 as of 2009.[1] Bến Tre is 85 kilometres (53 mi) south-east of Ho Chi Minh City and is connected to the surrounding provinces by the Rạch Miễu Bridge. Nearly destroyed by Allied bombing, it played a significant role in the Vietnam War. Reports of the assault and resulting civilian casualties called into question the war aims of the United States.

Geolocation[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 districts:[1]

  • North and east by districts of Châu Thành.
  • South by districts of Giồng Trôm.
  • Hàm Luông River in the west, separating the city from the districts of Mỏ Cày Bắc.

Administration[edit]

The city of Bến Tre has 10 wards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Phú Khương, Phú Tân and 7 communes of Bình Phú, Mỹ Thành, Mỹ Thạnh An, Nhơn Thạnh, Phú Hưng, Phú Nhuận and Sơn Đông.

History[edit]

The French occupied Bến Tre in 1867.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Schools[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nghị quyết số 34/NQ-CP về việc thành lập thành phố Bến Tre thuộc tỉnh Bến Tre do Chính phủ ban hành (Decision by the Vietnamese government on the establishment of Ben Tre City)
  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