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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Member Regional Governments Associate member Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

응우엔탄퐁 Nguyễn Thành Phong 인민위원장

  • Country Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Regional GovernmentHo Chi Minh City
  • Representative of Regional GovernmentNguyễn Thành Phong

History

  • In 1698, King Nguyen established a prefecture and called it Gia Dinh, but its informal name, Saigon, continued to be used among the people.
  • In 1859 the region was colonized by France, and HCMC was known as the 'Paris of South East Asia,' the capital of French Cochinchina.
  • In 1950, with support from France, it was chosen to be the capital of Southern Vietnam by the Bao Dai Authorities until the reunification of Vietnam in 1975.
  • In 1976, the city was renamed Ho Chi Minh, after the leader of the Vietnamese nationalist movement, to honor his achievements.

Overview

Overview
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Geography and Climate
  • Area : 2,099㎢
  • Location : HCMC is located in the central part of Red River Delta, bordering with China and Laos.
  • The city has a tropical climate. The highest temperature is 40.0 °C during Summer. The dry season is from May to November and raining season is April and December.
Population 8.7 million (Dec. 2018)
Cultural Heritage Site Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office

Economic Status

Economic Status
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Economic Status
(2016)
  • GDP per capita : $ 5,428
  • City’s GRDP : 324.5 trillion VND (14 billion USD) 7.64% (the first quarter of 2019)
  • Export : 35.2 billion/ import 34.7 billion
Industrial Status
  • Textile and fabric industry, construction industry
Major Products
  • Textile, clothing, agricultural products, plastic

Contact Information

Contact Information
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Contact
  • Vũ Nguyễn Kim Vy (Ms)
  • Address : 06 Alexandre de Rhodes, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • TEL :(84-28)38-224-224 Ext: 514
  • FAX : (84-28) 38 251 436
Homepage http://www.eng.hochiminhcity.gov.vn