Ho Chi Minh City
|Ho Chi Minh City|
|Vietnamese escape to the US embassy as the Vietcong take over the city.|
|Vietnamese||Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh|
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. The city is located on the Saigon River near the South China Sea, called the "East Sea" by Vietnamese. It is named after North Vietnamese Communist figurehead Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh City has 8.2 million inhabitants.