The Mekong Delta (Vietnamese: đồng bằng sông Cửu Long “Nine Dragon river delta”) is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. Vietnamese ( tiếng Việt, or less commonly Việt ngữ) formerly known under French colonization as Annamese ( see Annam) The Mekong is one of the world’s major Rivers It is the 11th-longest river in the world and 7th longest in Asia A distributary, or a distributary channel, is a Stream that branches off and flows away from a main stream channel The Mekong delta region encompasses a large portion of southeastern Vietnam of 39,000 km² . Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially The size of the area covered by water depends on the season.
During French colonialism in Cochinchina, the first nationalist revolt, in the name of the king, started in that Mekong delta and was followed by the First Indochina War fought by the French with their “Dinassaut” on waterways and copied later by the US Navy Mobile Riverine Force. Cochin China is also a type of domestic fowl. Cochinchina, from Cochin-China (see note below (known locally as Nam The First Indochina War (also known as the French Indochina War, the The Anti-French War, the Franco-Vietnamese War, the Franco-Vietminh War,
During the Vietnam War, the Delta region saw fighting between NLF guerrillas and units of the United States Navy's swift boats and PACVs. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Guerrilla warfare is the unconventional warfare and combat with which a small group of combatants use mobile tactics (ambushes raids etc The PACV is the term for the United States' Navy 's Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle commonly referred to as "PAC-V's" or Hovercrafts.
The area is home to large numbers of rice fields. Rice is a Cereal foodstuff which forms an important part of the diet of many people worldwide and as such it is a staple food for many In 2004, in large part thanks to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam was the third largest exporter of rice globally after Thailand and India. In 2003, Vietnam was the world's second largest exporter of rice . Additionally, the region is home to large exports of basa fish, tra fish and shrimp, much of which is exported. True shrimp are swimming decapod Crustaceans classified in the Infraorder Caridea, found widely around the world in both fresh
The inhabitants of the Mekong Delta region are largely ethnic Viet, with Khmer minority populations living primarily in the Trà Vinh, Sóc Trăng, and Muslim Chăm in Tan Chau, by An Giang provinces. The Vietnamese people (người Việt or vi ''người Kinh'' are an Ethnic group originating from what is now northern Vietnam and southern China. The Khmer people are the predominant Ethnic group in Cambodia, accounting for approximately 90% of the 14 Trà Vinh,is a province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Sóc Trăng is a province in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, with its capital in Sóc Trăng. A Muslim (مسلم pronounced Muslim, not Muzlim) is an adherent of the Religion The Cham people ( Vietnamese: người Chăm or người Chàm) are an ethnic group in Southeast Asia. An Giang ( Hán Tự: 安[[wikt 江|江]] written identically in both English and Vietnamese) is a province of Vietnam There are also sizeable Hoa (ethnic Chinese) populations in the Kiên Giang and Trà Vinh provinces. Hoa refers to a minority in Vietnam consisting of persons considered Kiên Giang ( Hán tự: 堅[[wikt 江|江]] is a southern province of Vietnam known for Fishing and Rice farming Trà Vinh,is a province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.