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10 Interesting Facts About Ben Tre

Facts About Ben Tre

  • Bến Tre is the capital city of Bến Tre Province, in the Mekong Delta area of southern Vietnam.
  • Bến Tre city covers an area of 65.75 km2 / 25.39 sq mi.
  • The estimated population of Bến Tre is 143,639.
  • Bến Tre is connected to the surrounding provinces by the Rạch Miễu Bridge.
  • The geographic Coordinates of Ben Tre: 10°14′N 106°23′E
  • 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: North and east by Châu Thành district, South by Giồng Trôm district & West by Hàm Luông River, separating the city from Mỏ Cày Bắc district.
  • 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.
  • Ben Tre is served by a commercial airfield and functions as a link on the My Tho-Phu Vinh river-canal system.
  • Notable people born in Ben Tre: Chân Không & Khang Nguyen
  • The French occupied Bến Tre in 1867.
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