What Is the Capital of Vietnam?


Quick Answer

The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi, which is located on the Red River in the northern region of Vietnam. It became the capital of this country in July 1976, after North Vietnam established full control over Vietnam.

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Hanoi has an area of 900 square kilometers, and its population is over 6 million. Its name dates back to 1831. Because Vietnam was under French rule from 1883 to 1945, Hanoi's architecture reflects its French influence.

After being under French rule, Hanoi did become the capital of North Vietnam in 1954 under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh. The bombings on Hanoi caused severe damage during the Vietnam War. After the collapse of South Vietnam in 1975, the country was unified, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was established.

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