Ban Me Thuot

Buôn Ma Thuột
Thành phố Buôn Ma Thuột
Ban Me Thuot

Buôn Ma Thuột city square in June 2006
Official seal of Buôn Ma Thuột
Buôn Ma Thuột
Buôn Ma Thuột
Location of in Vietnam

Coordinates: 12°40′N 108°3′E / 12.667°N 108.050°E / 12.667; 108.050

Country  Vietnam
Province Đắk Lắk
 • Total 370 km2 (140 sq mi)
Elevation 536 m (1,759 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 340,000
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Website (Vietnamese)

Coordinates: 12°40′N 108°3′E / 12.667°N 108.050°E / 12.667; 108.050 Buôn Ma Thuột (coffee".

Buôn Ma Thuột is served by Buon Ma Thuot Airport.


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 Viêt 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.


Buôn Ma Thuột is the site of Tay Nguyen University.


External links

  • "Establishing Buon Ma Thuot City and Adjusting the Border Between it and the Districts of Cu Jut, Ea Sup and Krong Pac of Darlac Province" Laws of Vietnam, Decree 8-CP, 21 January 1995
  • "Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam" Falling Rain Genomics, Inc.

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