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Gulf of Tonkin, Red River Delta, imperial capital, Haiphong, Nang

Four of the five largest cities in Vietnam are located on or very near the coast. Vietnamís largest metropolis is the southern port of Ho Chi Minh City. The administrative capital of Hanoi, Vietnamís next largest city, lies in the Red River Delta about 140 km (about 85 mi) upriver from the Gulf of Tonkin. Haiphong is the major northern seaport; Da Nang is an important port in central Vietnam; and Hue, located near Da Nang, is the former imperial capital and an important trade center.



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Gulf of Tonkin, Red River Delta, imperial capital, Haiphong, Nang, important port, largest cities, Hue, central Vietnam, largest city, coast

 
 

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