There are 160 centenarians in the southern province of Ben Tre, which is a record in Vietnam.
The province also has nearly 9,000 elderly between 85 and 89 years old, and more than 3,400 people aged between 90-99.
In total, Ben Tre has approximately 130,000 elderly residents, which accounts for 9 percent of its population.Ben Tre has also set two other national records: a female lion dance group including 15 elderly people in Luong Hoa commune in Giong Trom district that has been going for 40 years, and Nguyen Thi Dinh, the woman with the longest hair (five-metres long) in Binh Thanh commune, Giong Trom district.
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