Thành phố Bến Tre
|Bến Tre City|
|• City (Class-2)||71.11 km2 (27.46 sq mi)|
|• City (Class-2)||257,350|
|• Density||3,261.2/km2 (8,446/sq mi)|
Bến Tre ([ˀɓən˦ˀ˥ ʈɛ˧˥] 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. 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.
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.
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The French occupied Bến Tre in 1867.
- Chân Không - Buddhist nun who has worked closely with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than fifty years
- Khang Nguyen - Princeton-educated financier (notable companies: Brevet, Lazard Freres, Prospect Capital)
- 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)
- 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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- Ben Tre - The third Coconut Festival 2012[permanent dead link]
- Tuổi Trẻ Bến Tre
- Official website of Ben Tre province (English ver.)
- Michael D. Miller. Saving Ben Tre: American veteran's account of Bến Tre during the Tet Offensive