SOUTHERN VIETNAM

HO CHI MINH CITY

  • Ho Chi Minh City formerly named Saigon is a largest City in Viet Nam located in the Southern. It was renamed to Ho Chi Minh City in 1975.
  • However, the informal name of Saigon remains in daily speech both domestically and internationally. Saigon nowadays is on strong developing with many international commercial buildings and many industrial Zones around the outskirt areas.
  • There are 12 districts from number 1 to 12 inside the city and 11 districts in outskirt area they are Tân Bình, Bình Thạnh, Phú Nhuận, Thủ Đức, Gò Vấp, Bình Tân, Tân Phú, Nhà Bè, Cần Giờ, Hóc Môn, Củ Chi, Bình Chánh.
  • Ho Chi Minh City is the most crowded city in Viet Nam with the estimated population around 10 million in this present time. A big part of them is from other cities and provinces throughout the country specially from the North.
  • There are millions of motorbikes in this city due to the population density.

Geography:
  • Ho Chi Minh City located in the southeastern region of Viet Nam, around 1750 km from the South from Ha Noi Capital.
  • The average elevation is 19 meters above sea level. It borders Tay Ninh and Binh Duong provinces to the north, Dong Nai and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces to the east, Long An Province to the west and the South China Sea to the south with a coast 15 km long. The city covers an area of 2,095 km2