Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City
SaigonFall.jpg
Vietnamese escape to the US embassy as the Vietcong take over the city.
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam.[1] The city is located on the Saigon River near the South China Sea, called the "East Sea" by Vietnamese.[2] It is named after North Vietnamese Communist figurehead Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh City has 8.2 million inhabitants.[3]

Ho Chi Minh City played an important role during the Vietnam War. The US embassy of Saigon was attacked by the Vietcong on January 31, 1968.[4] In 1975, the Communists took the control over the city.

Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia, bordered by China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, and the South China Sea to the east and south. [5]

References

  1. http://www.vietscape.com/travel/saigon/index.html
  2. http://www.saigon-news.ch/docs-en/english.htm
  3. http://www.pso.hochiminhcity.gov.vn/web/guest/nam-2013?p_p_id=EXT_ARTICLEVIEW&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_col_id=center-banner&p_p_col_count=1&_EXT_ARTICLEVIEW_groupId=18&_EXT_ARTICLEVIEW_articleId=419698&_EXT_ARTICLEVIEW_version=1.0&_EXT_ARTICLEVIEW_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fguest%2Fhome
  4. http://www.rjsmith.com/info_pages/saigon-us-embassy-info.html
  5. http://www.vietnamtourism.com/
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