Buôn Ma Thuột

Buôn Ma Thuột is served by Buon Ma Thuot Airport.

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Mnong Longhouse in Buôn Ma Thuột
City of Buôn Ma Thuột
Thành phố Buôn Ma Thuột
City
Buôn Ma Thuột city square in June 2006
Buôn Ma Thuột city square in June 2006
Official seal of City of Buôn Ma Thuột
Seal
City of Buôn Ma Thuột is located in Vietnam
City of Buôn Ma Thuột
City of Buôn Ma Thuột
Location of in Vietnam
Coordinates: 12°40′N 108°3′E / 12.667°N 108.050°E
Country  Vietnam
Province Đắk Lắk
Area
 • Total 377.18 km2 (145.63 sq mi)
Elevation 536 m (1,759 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 420,000
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Website buonmathuot.gov.vn (in Vietnamese)

Coordinates: 12°40′N 108°3′E / 12.667°N 108.050°E Buôn Ma Thuột ( listen) (formerly Lac Giao)[1] or sometimes Buôn Mê Thuột or Ban Mê Thuột, is the capital city of Đắk Lắk Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Its population is 420,000 in 2016. The city is the largest in Vietnam's Central Highlands region, and is famous as the regional "capital of coffee".

Geography

The city locates at 12.6667° N, 108.0500° E, right at the heart of the central highland of Vietnam, 1300 km from Ha Noi, 500 km from Da Nang, and 350 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Lying on a fairly flat highland, at an average height of 536m (1608 ft) above the sea, Buon Ma Thuot has a vital role in Vietnam's national security and defense system. Buon Ma Thuot is the capital of Dak Lak Province and also the biggest city in Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen).

History

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 center of Đôn on the Srepok River. Buôn Ma Thuột was originally settled by the Ê Đê, but due to the incoming Việt settlement after the Vietnam War and the active acculturation policy, less than 15% (around 40,000) are still Montagnards. An important battle took place there at the end of the second Vietnam war.

Institutions

Buôn Ma Thuột is the site of Tay Nguyen University.

Climate

Climate data for Buôn Ma Thuột
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.1
(93.4)
36.6
(97.9)
37.6
(99.7)
39.4
(102.9)
37.0
(98.6)
35.1
(95.2)
32.9
(91.2)
32.5
(90.5)
32.7
(90.9)
33.1
(91.6)
32.6
(90.7)
32.4
(90.3)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) 27.8
(82)
30.3
(86.5)
32.8
(91)
33.6
(92.5)
32.0
(89.6)
29.9
(85.8)
29.4
(84.9)
29.0
(84.2)
29.1
(84.4)
28.6
(83.5)
27.4
(81.3)
26.4
(79.5)
29.7
(85.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.9
(69.6)
22.4
(72.3)
24.5
(76.1)
26.0
(78.8)
25.6
(78.1)
24.7
(76.5)
24.2
(75.6)
24.0
(75.2)
23.8
(74.8)
23.4
(74.1)
22.3
(72.1)
21.0
(69.8)
23.6
(74.5)
Average low °C (°F) 17.6
(63.7)
18.4
(65.1)
19.7
(67.5)
21.5
(70.7)
22.0
(71.6)
21.8
(71.2)
21.3
(70.3)
21.3
(70.3)
21.1
(70)
20.5
(68.9)
19.4
(66.9)
18.1
(64.6)
20.2
(68.4)
Record low °C (°F) 9.1
(48.4)
12.0
(53.6)
12.3
(54.1)
16.7
(62.1)
14.4
(57.9)
17.9
(64.2)
18.4
(65.1)
14.4
(57.9)
13.4
(56.1)
14.9
(58.8)
10.7
(51.3)
7.4
(45.3)
7.4
(45.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
19
(0.75)
86
(3.39)
237
(9.33)
248
(9.76)
255
(10.04)
310
(12.2)
288
(11.34)
222
(8.74)
96
(3.78)
25
(0.98)
1,796
(70.71)
Average precipitation days 1.1 1.0 3.2 8.3 19.5 22.4 24.6 25.3 24.2 17.7 11.0 5.6 163.7
Average relative humidity (%) 77.5 73.8 71.1 72.4 80.3 84.9 86.6 87.7 88.5 87.0 84.6 82.0 81.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 250 247 273 252 225 183 181 162 155 167 173 194 2,460
Source: Vietnam Institute for Building Science and Technology[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Buon Me Thuot" Encyclopædia Britannica (2009 edition) Encyclopædia Britannica Online, accessed 24 September 2009
  2. ^ "Vietnam Building Code Natural Physical & Climatic Data for Construction" (PDF). Vietnam Institute for Building Science and Technology. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.

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