This article is about the geographical region. For the German heavy metal band, see Mekong Delta .
The Mekong Delta ( ?Nine Dragon river delta?) 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 southeastern Vietnam of 39,000 km┬▓ . The area covered by water depends on the season.
During the Vietnam War, the Delta region saw fighting between NLF guerrillas and units of the United States Navy's swift boats and [[PACVs. As French colonization began in Cochinchina, the first nationalist revolt, on the name of the king, started in that Mekong delta and followed by the First Indochina War fought by the French with their ?Dinassaut? on waterways and copied later by the US Navy Mobile Riverine Force. http://indochine54.free.fr/cefeo/dinassau.htmlA view of the ?other side? in the struggle for independence and unity. http://hometown.aol.c