Facts About Cao Lanh
Cao Lãnh is the capital city of Đồng Tháp Province, Vietnam.
Cao Lanh is located at around 10°28′2″N 105°37′49″E.
During the French colonial period, Cao Lãnh found some supporters for the nationalist appeal of Trần Huy Liệu’s Đông Pháp Thời Báo founded in May 1923.
Prior to 1975, Cao Lãnh was the capital of Kiến Phong province, in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. In February 1976, Kiến Phong was merged with Sa Đéc Province to become Đồng Tháp Province. Sa Đéc became the capital city of the new province. Cao Lãnh replaced Sa Đéc as the capital on April 24, 1994, and became a city in October 2007.
The Estimated Population of Cao Lanh is 211,912.
The Elevation of Cao Lanh is 5m / 16ft above sea level
Cao Lanh is one of the big cities of Dong Thap Muoi, it can be considered as one of the economic development centres for the six major economic regions of the Mekong Delta.
Cao Lanh is on the left bank of the Mekong River, on the southern edge of the Thap Muoi Plain.
The Việt Nam Quốc Dân Đảng and others in the South merged to form the Third Division of the popular army. Cao Lãnh was where the troops were reorganized into 23 units each of 500-600 men.
The total area of Cao Lanh is 107 km2 / 41 sq mi.