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Ho Chi Minh City Webcam

 Asia, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
Location:  Asia, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

Category: City View

Description: View of the Saigon Ben Nghe canal as it feeds into the Saigon River and flows to the Vietnam Eastern Sea

Location Information:

Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon ) is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer seaport prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century.

Under the name Saigon it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975. In 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding province of Gia Định and was officially renamed Hồ Ch Minh City (although the name Si Gn formally known as District 1 is still commonly used

The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 kilometers (37 mi) from the South China Sea and 1,760 kilometers (1,094 mi) south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

The metropolitan area, which consists of the Hồ Ch Minh City metropolitan area, Thủ Dầu Một, Dĩ An, Bin Ha and surrounding towns, is populated by more than 9 million people, making it the most populous metropolitan area[5] in Vietnam and the countries of the former French Indochina. The Greater Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, a metropolitan area covering most parts of Đng Nam Bộ plus Tiền Giang and Long An provinces under planning will have an area of 30,000 square kilometers with a population of 20 million inhabitants by 2020

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