Cao Lãnh

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Cao Lãnh

Thành phố Cao Lãnh
Cao Lãnh City
Cao Lanh de nuit.JPG
Location in Đồng Tháp Province
Location in Đồng Tháp Province
Cao Lãnh is located in Vietnam
Cao Lãnh
Cao Lãnh
Location of in Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°28′2″N 105°37′49″E / 10.46722°N 105.63028°E / 10.46722; 105.63028Coordinates: 10°28′2″N 105°37′49″E / 10.46722°N 105.63028°E / 10.46722; 105.63028
Country Vietnam
ProvinceĐồng Tháp
Area
 • Total107 km2 (41 sq mi)
Population
(2009)
 • Total161,292
 • Density1,507.4/km2 (3,904/sq mi)
ClimateAw

Cao Lãnh (Vietnamese: [kaːw˧ lajŋ̟˧˨˧] (About this soundlisten)) is the capital city of Đồng Tháp Province, Vietnam. It is located at around 10°28′2″N 105°37′49″E / 10.46722°N 105.63028°E / 10.46722; 105.63028.[1]

History[edit]

During the French colonial period Cao Lãnh found some supporters for the nationalist appeal of Trần Huy Liệu's Đông Pháp Thời Báo (Indochina Times) founded in May 1923.[2] Later, in initial resistance to the French in 1945, the Việt Nam Quốc Dân Đảng and others in the South formed into the Third Division of the popular army. Cao Lãnh was where the troops were reorganized into 23 units each of 500-600 men.[3]

Prior to 1975, Cao Lãnh was the capital of the Kiến Phong province, in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. In February 1976, Kien Phong was merged with Sa Đéc Province to become Đồng Tháp Province. Sa Đéc became the capital city of the new province. Cao Lãnh replaced Sa Đéc as the capital since April 24, 1994, and became a city since October 2007.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Cao Lãnh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.1
(93.4)
34.5
(94.1)
36.7
(98.1)
37.4
(99.3)
37.0
(98.6)
35.4
(95.7)
34.8
(94.6)
34.2
(93.6)
34.3
(93.7)
33.2
(91.8)
32.7
(90.9)
32.5
(90.5)
37.4
(99.3)
Average high °C (°F) 30.1
(86.2)
31.0
(87.8)
32.9
(91.2)
34.0
(93.2)
33.3
(91.9)
31.9
(89.4)
31.4
(88.5)
31.0
(87.8)
30.8
(87.4)
30.3
(86.5)
29.9
(85.8)
29.4
(84.9)
31.3
(88.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.4
(77.7)
26.0
(78.8)
27.4
(81.3)
28.6
(83.5)
28.3
(82.9)
27.5
(81.5)
27.2
(81)
27.2
(81)
27.4
(81.3)
27.3
(81.1)
26.9
(80.4)
25.6
(78.1)
27.1
(80.8)
Average low °C (°F) 22.1
(71.8)
22.3
(72.1)
23.6
(74.5)
24.9
(76.8)
25.3
(77.5)
24.9
(76.8)
24.6
(76.3)
24.8
(76.6)
25.0
(77)
25.0
(77)
24.5
(76.1)
22.7
(72.9)
24.1
(75.4)
Record low °C (°F) 16.1
(61)
18.1
(64.6)
15.8
(60.4)
20.0
(68)
21.7
(71.1)
21.5
(70.7)
21.9
(71.4)
22.0
(71.6)
22.4
(72.3)
21.3
(70.3)
19.5
(67.1)
16.8
(62.2)
15.8
(60.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 9
(0.4)
6
(0.2)
19
(0.7)
50
(2)
148
(5.8)
150
(5.9)
167
(6.6)
176
(6.9)
243
(9.6)
265
(10.4)
136
(5.4)
30
(1.2)
1,398
(55)
Average precipitation days 1.6 0.7 1.4 4.5 13.6 16.2 17.4 17.0 19.1 20.2 12.1 5.1 128.8
Average relative humidity (%) 81.2 80.3 77.7 78.0 83.4 85.8 86.5 86.3 85.9 85.3 82.3 80.5 82.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 272 259 282 265 222 183 196 186 179 190 216 239 2,688
Source: Vietnam Institute for Building Science and Technology[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Taylor - Modernity and Re-Enchantment: Religion in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam 2007 Page 180 "The following year, under Master Minh Trí's leadership, she and a group of about one hundred families moved to Mỹ Phước, an area in Cao Lãnh district of the Đồng Tháp province, where new canals had not long been dug."
  2. ^ Philippe M. F. Peycam The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism: Saigon, 1916-1930 2012 Page 146 "A correspondent named Nguyễn Hỏang from the southern city of Cao Lãnh had taken up the political appeal initiated by Liệu. The time had passed for “arrangements.” The Vietnamese wished to enjoy the same rights as other free people, ..."
  3. ^ Van Dao Hoang Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang: A Contemporary History 2008 Page 262 "The Third Division's forces increased to 15000 men when it arrived at Cao Lãnh. They were then reorganized into 23 troops (Bộ Đội), each with 500-600 men."
  4. ^ "Vietnam Building Code Natural Physical & Climatic Data for Construction" (PDF) (in Vietnamese). Vietnam Institute for Building Science and Technology. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.