Ca Mau is a province of Vietnam, named after its capital city. Before 1975, Ca Mau was named as An Xuyen. It is located in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam and is the southernmost of Vietnam’s 58 provinces. It is bordered on the north by the Kien Giang and Bac Lieu provinces, on the west by the Gulf of Thailand, and on the south and east by the East Sea. Its name came from the Khmers who inhabited the area before the arrival of the Vietnamese, Ca Mau means “black” in Khmer.
Being surrounded by sea on three sides, fishing is an important industry in Ca Mau province. An extensive network of canals also supports a strong agricultural sector, as well as providing a popular means of transport. The U Minh biosphere reserve and Mui Ca Mau, the southernmost point of Vietnam, serve also as important tourism destinations. The Mui Ca Mau National Park is located at Mui Ca Mau.
Ca Mau is around 380km to the Southwest of Saigon, via the National highway 1A and 63. Around 180km to Southwest of Can Tho. That is a very good transportation road – networks to Ca Mau from other provinces in the Mekong Delta. Many big rivers such as Bay Hap, Ganh Hao, Doc , Trem …bring more convenience if people want to go by boats.
Besides, there is the route from Ca Mau Airport to Saigon that already be widen and upgraded. However, they only can use for the ATR aircraft. The Nam Can Sea Port was invested in purposed to open the trading via sea with other countries around as Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia…