Đắk Tô(Redirected from Dak To)
|Đắk Tô District
Huyện Đắk Tô
|District and village|
Location in Kon Tum Province
Located just north of the Vietnamese town of Tân Cảnh (nicknamed "Tin Can" by American GIs), Đắk Tô is populated by a Montagnard tribal people known as the Degar. Đắk Tô is in a lush region of forest-covered mountains and deep valleys, with many streams.
During the Vietnam War, Đắk Tô was viewed as a strategic area because of its proximity to a major branch of the Ho Chi Minh trail, which Hanoi maintained through the neighboring country of Laos. It was the site of the Battle of Đắk Tô.
It is part of the Kon Tum province industrial area.