Nha Trang

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Nha Trang

(nä träng), city (1989 est. pop. 263,100), E central S Vietnam, a commercial port on the South China Sea. It has an important fishing industry. It was the site of a major U.S. military base in the Vietnam War; the base extended 15 mi (24 km) south to the harbor of Cam Ranh Bay. The city has a commercial airport. The French developed Nha Trang as a resort, and it is still known for its beaches.

Nha Trang

a port in SE Vietnam, on the South China Sea: nearby temples of the Cham civilization; fishing industry. Pop.: 382 000 (2005 est.)
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At the time of its apogee, its territory stretched over the coastal plains and highlands of present-day Vietnam and was composed of five principalities: from north to south, Indrapura (from present-day Quang Binh to Thu'a Thien), Amaravati (Quang Nam to Quang Ngai), Vijaya (Binh Dinh), Kauthara (Phu Yen to Khanh Hoa) and Panduranga (Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan).
At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Campa's territory was reduced to the principalities of Kauthara and Panduranga.
9), was composed of the five territories Indrapura, Vijaya, Kauthara, Panduranga, and Amaravati.
Phase two which involves building the section from Galle to Kauthara will be completed by April 2012.
During a first period, which goes roughly up to 1471 with the fall of Vijaya (Quy Nhon) to the Vietnamese, the main shipping lane was the West one, which started from the end of the Malay Peninsula, going to Cochinchina, via Tioman, then along the Cham coast, calling at the trading posts of Panduranga (Phanrang), Kauthara (Nha Trang), Vijaya and Amaravati (Tra Kieu), before extending to Hainan, and then sailing along the coast of Guangdong and South Fujian, reaching two of the main Chinese harbours, Canton and Quanzhou.