GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, TERRITORIAL LIMIT

29/08/2019

Ca Mau is the southernmost province of Vietnam, located in the Mekong Delta region, was re-established on January 1, 1997. The territory consists of two parts: the mainland and the territorial waters.

Ca Mau cape. Photo: Thanh Dung

– The mainland: 5.294.87 square km, ranked 2nd and equal to 12,97% of the Mekong Delta area, equal to 1,58% of the national area. In particular, the area of ​​aquaculture land is over 266.735 ha, rice cultivation land is 129,204 ha, forestry land is 103,723 ha.

Located at 8 degrees 34 minutes to 9 degrees 33 minutes North latitude and 104 degrees 43 minutes to 105 degrees 25 minutes East longitude, 370 km from Ho Chi Minh City, 180 km south of Can Tho city. Follow the flight of birds, from north to south 100 km long.

Bordering on Kien Giang province to the north, Bac Lieu province to the northeast, borders the East Sea to the east and southeast and the Gulf of Thailand to the west. Ca Mau is located on the peninsula, has a quite special geographical position, with three sides adjacent to the sea. Ca Mau Cape is the only place on the land that can watch the sun rise from the East Sea in the morning and the sun set in the West Sea in the afternoon. Ca Mau is located in the center of the Southeast Asian waters so it is very convenient for exchanges and economic cooperation with other countries in the region.

– Waters area: The territorial waters and continental shelves under Vietnam’s sovereignty and jurisdiction are managed by Ca Mau province with an area of ​​71.000 square km. In particular, including the islands of Hon Khoai, Hon Chuoi, Hon Buong and Hon Da Bac.

camau.gov.vn

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