Location of the Red River Delta region in Vietnam
The Red River Delta (Vietnamese: Đồng Bằng Sông Hồng) is the flat plain formed by the Red River and its distributaries joining in the Thai Binh River in northern Vietnam. Vietnamese ( tiếng Việt, or less commonly Việt ngữ) formerly known under French colonization as Annamese ( see Annam) There are also other rivers named Red River. The Red River, also known as the Hong - Red Song Cai, Song Ca Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially The delta measuring some 15,000 square km is well protected by a network of dykes. It is an agriculturally rich area and densely populated. Most of the land is devoted to rice cultivation.
Nine provinces together with two municipalities, the capital Hanoi and the main port Haiphong form the delta. |||} Vietnam is divided into 58 Provinces (known in Vietnamese as tỉnh) Hanoi ( Vietnamese: Hà Nội Hán Tự: 河[[wikt 内|内]], estimated population 3398889 (2007, is the Capital of Vietnam
The region was bombed during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
- ^ Whitfield, D. Bac Ninh (in Vietnamese, Bắc Ninh; Hán Tự: 北[[wikt 寧|寧]] literally "northern serenity" The Hà Nam Province ( Hán Tự: 河[[wikt 南|南]] is a province of northern Vietnam, in the Red River Delta. Ha Tay ( Vietnamese: Hà Tây;; Hán Tự: 河[[wikt 西|西]] is a former Province of Vietnam, in the Red Hải Dương Province ( Hán Tự: 海[[wikt 陽|陽]] is a province in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. Hưng Yên Province ( Hán tự: 興[[wikt 安|安]] is a province in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. Nam Định Province ( Hán Tự: 南[[wikt 定|定]] is a province in the Red River Delta region of northern Vietnam. Ninh Bình ( Vietnamese: Ninh Bình Han Tu: 寧[[wikt 平|平]] is a province of Vietnam, in the Red River Delta region Thái Bình (or Thaibinh - great peace; Han Tu: 太[[wikt 平|平]] is a coastal eastern province in the Red River Delta Vĩnh Phúc Province ( Hán Tự: 永[[wikt 福|福]] is a province in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. Hanoi ( Vietnamese: Hà Nội Hán Tự: 河[[wikt 内|内]], estimated population 3398889 (2007, is the Capital of Vietnam Historical and Cultural Dictionary of Vietnam. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1976
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