Con Dao


Con Dao

Coordinates: 8°41′35″N 106°36′34″E / 8.69306°N 106.60944°E / 8.69306; 106.60944

Con Dao
Huyện Côn Đảo
—  District  —
An aerial view of the main island
Con Dao is located in Vietnam
Con Dao
Coordinates: 8°41′35″N 106°34′36″E / 8.69306°N 106.57667°E / 8.69306; 106.57667
Country  Vietnam
Region South East
Province Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

The Con Dao Islands (Vietnamese: Côn Đảo) are an archipelago of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, in southeastern Vietnam, and a district of this province.

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Description

Situated at about 185 km (115 mi) from Vung Tau and 230 km (143 mi) from Ho Chi Minh City, the group includes 16 mountainous islands and islets. The total land area reaches 75.15 km² and the local population is about 5,000.

The island group is served by Co Ong Airport.

History

On June 16, 1702, the English East India Company founded a settlement on the island of Pulo Condor (Poulo Condore) off the south coast of southern Vietnam, and on March 2, 1705, the garrison and settlement were destroyed.

The largest island is Côn Sơn Island (also known as Con Lon Island), famous for its prison built by the French colonial government.

Côn Đảo National Park

Many of the islands were given protected status in 1984. In 1984, they became a national park, Côn Đảo National Park, which was subsequently enlarged in 1998. Endangered species protected within the park include the hawksbill turtle, the green turtle and the dugong. Ecosystems represented in the park include seagrass meadow, mangrove and coral reefs.

Côn Đảo National Park is working with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Vietnam to further protection in the marine areas, with programs to establish a Marine Protected Area that protects coral reefs, seagrass beds and species, while also developing sustainable nature-based ecotourism. The island's management is strongly geared towards sustainable use, hoping to learn from previous experiences in Vietnam and the region to balance development with conservation.

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