2nd International Conference on Innovative Agriculture for Sustainable Development Adapting to Climate Change27-28 November 2020, Venue: Can Tho University, Can Tho, Vietnam
“Cần Thơ gạo trắng nước trong
Ai đi đến đó lòng không muốn về”
-Ca dao Việt Nam-
Can Tho is the largest and most modern city in the Mekong Delta. It is the fourth largest city in the country, centrally located on the right bank of the Hau River, in the Mekong Delta. Can Tho is the capital and capital city of the South West since the French colonial period, and continues to be the economic center of the Mekong Delta. Other than condensed Geography is an important traffic hub between the provinces in the region, Can Tho city is also known as a "water city". The city has the complex of rivers, orchards, immense orchards, famous for Ben Ninh Kieu, Cai Rang Floating Market a characteristic feature Nam Bo culture.
Can Tho is located in the lower reaches of the Mekong River and is located at the center of the Mekong Delta, 169 km from Ho Chi Minh City and 150 km from Ca Mau City. Approximately 120 km, about 80 km south of Hau river (national route No. 91C).
It borders An Giang province to the north, Dong Thap and Vinh Long provinces to the east, Kien Giang province to the west, Hau Giang province to the south. The urban area is 53 km². Can Tho city has a total natural area of 1,409.0 km², occupying 3.49% of the total area and a population of about 1.400.200 people, the population density as of 2015 is 995 people / km2. Can Tho is the fourth largest city in the country, also the largest modern city in the lower Mekong.