Updated at 2022-04-16
Đồng Tháp Province’s emblem features a red-crowned crane. Vietnam has been deeply influenced by Chinese culture, and it also regards the red-crowned crane as an auspicious bird. There are numerous literary and artistic works that praise the red-crowned crane. Vietnam isn’t the bird’s primary habitat, but its tracks are found in Đồng Tháp Province’s Tràm Chim National Park every winter. The red-crowned cranes fly to Southeast Asia to spend the winter from Sanjiang Plain and the middle and lower reaches of the Nenjiang River in China’s Heilongjiang Province, the far east of Russia, and Japan. Vietnam has classified the red-crowned crane as a protected species. The emblem also has a wreath of rice, which indicates that Đồng Tháp Province is a major rice-producing province. The lotus petals symbolize upward development.
Agricultural cooperation MOU signing date: Aug. 1, 2017
Area: 3,378.8 square kilometers
Population: 1,599,504 people (2019)
Main industries: Đồng Tháp Province is a Vietnamese province in the Mekong Delta. It was established over 300 years ago. The capital is Cao Lãnh. Đồng Tháp is surrounded by a canal system that carries large quantities of alluvium. The province is rich in natural resources. The main industries are agriculture and ecotourism services. There are orchards and vast rice paddies that remain spring-like throughout the year, as well as many rare protected migratory birds. Tràm Chim National Park in Đồng Tháp’s Tam Nông District is inhabited by numerous sarus cranes. The park covers an area of 7,313 hectares. It has rich and diverse ecosystems, as well as a compete wetland ecosystem, making it very popular with tourists.