Ho Chi Minh City

Municipality in Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City: Municipality in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, abbreviated as HCMC, also known by its former name Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 9 million as of 2019. Located in southeastern Vietnam, the metropolis surrounds the Saigon River and covers about 2,061 square kilometres. From 1955 to 1975, Saigon was the capital of the Republic of Vietnam, commonly known as South Vietnam.


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Restaurants in Vietnam's business hub, Ho Chi Minh City, must close until March 31 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the city's ruling body said on Tuesday.
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The embalmed corpse of Vietnam's founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, is in great condition, state media said on Friday, a month after the government recruited a team of Russian experts to help preserve the..
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Outside of Saigon, a grenade goes off in a crowded truckload of Australian troops as they are returning to camp, killing three and injuring ten.
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