Cà Mau Province
Cà Mau (
Cà Mau Province
Tỉnh Cà Mau
Da Bac Islet in Cà Mau
Location of Cà Mau within Vietnam
|Coordinates: 9°5′N 105°5′E|
|• Total||5,331 km2 (2,058 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (690/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Vietnamese, others|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-59|
Being surrounded by sea on three sides, fishing is an important industry in Cà Mau province. An extensive network of canals also supports a strong agricultural sector, as well as providing a popular means of transport. The U Minh biosphere reserve and Mũi Cà Mau, the southernmost point of Vietnam, serve also as important tourism destinations. The Mũi Cà Mau National Park is located at Mũi Cà Mau.
Cà Mau's name came from the Khmers who inhabited the area before the arrival of the Vietnamese, Cà Mau means "black" in Khmer. The Khmer name for this province is Teuk Khmao (Khmer: ទឹកខ្មៅ), meaning "black water".
- 8 districts:
- 1 provincial city:
- Cà Mau (capital)
They are further subdivided into nine commune-level towns (or townlets), 82 communes, and 10 wards.
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