You asked: Is it illegal to say Saigon?

Is it better to say Sài Gòn or Ho Chi Minh?

Or was it Saigon? Well, the official name is Ho Chi Minh City (often abbreviated „HCMC“), although the southern metropolis has been called Saigon for centuries. But after the Americans, and with them South Vietnam lost the war in 1975, North Vietnam took over and forcefully re-united the split country.

Will Sài Gòn be renamed?

On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon, and the city was subsequently renamed Ho Chi Minh City.

Is Sài Gòn a word?

Upon capturing the city during the Cochinchina Campaign in 1859, the French officially westernized the city’s traditional name into “Saigon” (French: Saïgon). … The Vietnamese most often write the name as Sài Gòn, in two words, following the traditional convention in Vietnamese spelling.

What is Hanoi called now?

Hanoi has been the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam since 1976.

Hanoi.

Hanoi Hà Nội
Largest district by area Ba Vì District (423 km2)
Largest district by population Hoàng Mai District (2019 census 506,347)

What is the capital of Vietnam now?

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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