Frequent question: Why is Hanoi the capital of Vietnam?

Is Hanoi the biggest city in Vietnam?

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest in the country with a population of over 3.4 million. The next largest city, Hanoi, has a population of over 1.4 million, which lags significantly behind Ho Chi Minh City’s figures.

Population.

Name 2021 Population
Hanoi 1,431,270
Da Nang 752,493
Haiphong 602,695
Bien Hoa 407,208

What were the capitals of Vietnam?

Does Vietnam have two capitals?

Its capital is Hanoi and its largest city is Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Why is Hanoi important?

Under French rule, Hanoi again became an important administrative centre. In 1902 it was made the capital of French Indochina. This was largely because of Tonkin’s proximity to southern China, where the French sought to expand their influence, and because of Tonkin’s mineral resources.

What was the old name for Vietnam?

Names of Vietnam

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1887–1954 Đông Dương (Bắc Kỳ, Trung Kỳ, Nam Kỳ)
from 1945 Việt Nam
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History of Vietnam

What was the capital of South Vietnam?

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