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Flat Floodplains in Southern Vietnam – November 7th, 2011

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November 7th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Vietnam - November 7th, 2011

This APM image shows part of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Region, near the border with Cambodia. It is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries.

The Mekong delta region encompasses a large portion of southwestern Vietnam of 39,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi), although the size of the area covered by water depends on the season.

The Mekong Delta region of Vietnam displays a variety of physical landscapes, ranging from mountains and highlands to the north and west to broad, flat floodplains in the south. This image focuses on those flat floodplains.

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