Facts About Buon Me Thuot
Buôn Ma Thuột also known as Buôn Mê Thuột or Ban Mê Thuột, is the capital city of Đắk Lắk Province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
The city is the largest in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, and is famous as the regional “capital of coffee”.
The city is located at 12.6667° N 108.0500° E, right at the heart of the Central Highlands of Vietnam, 1300 km from Hanoi, 500 km from Da Nang, and 350 km from Ho Chi Minh City.
The average height of Buon Me Thuot is 536 m / 1,759 ft above sea level.
The estimated population of Buon Me Thuot is 502,170.
Buôn Ma Thuột is served by Buôn Ma Thuột Airport.
In 1975 the city was the site of the opening attack of the offensive that resulted in the capitulation of the South Vietnamese government at its capital, Saigon
In 1904 Đắk Lắk Province was established by the French and Buôn Ma Thuột was selected as the provincial administrative centre, rather than the trading centre of Đôn on the Srepok River
Founded in 1977, Buon Me Thuot is home to the Tây Nguyên University.
Buon Me Thuot is linked by highway to Pleiku in the northern central highlands and to Nha Trang on the coast.