May 29 – Vietnam is composed of 63 provinces and five centrally-governed cities, which stand on the same administrative level as provinces (namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Da Nang and Hai Phong).
How many provinces and municipalities does Vietnam have?
There are 58 provinces and 5 municipalities in Vietnam, so a total of 63 geographical entities to visit. Here is a progress report of the capital cities of every province in Vietnam that I have visited.
What are the two provinces of Vietnam?
Map of Vietnam indicating the location of the two provinces (Binh Phuoc and Ninh Thuan) where the study was conducted.
Is Vietnam still communist?
Government of Vietnam
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.
Does Vietnam have two capitals?
Vietnam’s former capital has not one, but two names: Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon. Officially, the southern metropolis’s name is Ho Chi Minh City, and has been for many years, but there are still a number of locals and visitors alike that call it Saigon.
Is Ho Chi Minh a province?
Ho Chi Minh City is not located within a province. Vietnam is made up of 59 provinces and five large cities that are ruled in their own right.
How safe is Vietnam?
All in all, Vietnam is an extremely safe country to travel in. The police keep a pretty tight grip and there are rarely reports of muggings, robberies or sexual assaults. Scams and hassles do exist, particularly in Hanoi, HCMC and Nha Trang (and to a lesser degree in Hoi An).
Which city is the richest city in Vietnam?
Ho Chi Minh City
The old capital of South Vietnam is one of the most important economic centers in the country and the region.