|Đắk Tô District|
Huyện Đắk Tô
|District and village|
Location in Kon Tum Province
Đắk Tô District
Location of in Vietnam
|Coordinates: 14°42′N 107°51′E / 14.700°N 107.850°ECoordinates: 14°42′N 107°51′E / 14.700°N 107.850°E|
Located just north of the Vietnamese town of Tan Canh (nicknamed "Tin Can" by American GIs), Dak To is populated by a Montagnard tribal people known as the Degar. Dak To is in a lush region of forest-covered mountains and deep valleys, with cool and refreshing streams in abundance.
During the Vietnam War, Dak To 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 Dak To.
- Kon Tum - Viet Nam Export Portal "Administrative units: Include the town of Kon Tum and 8 districts: Đắk Glei, Đắk Hà, Đắk Tô, Kon Plông, Kon Rẫy, Ngọc Hồi, Sa Thầy, Tu Mơ Rông."