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VIETNAM MAP – THE NEED FOR ANY TOURIST!
Currently, many people, both foreign visitors and the Vietnamese oversea, wish to see Vietnam and learn more about the country and people. Places and geographical regions are located on the map showing where it is all about. We would like to mention the map of Vietnam in order to help tourists learn better of places in Vietnam.
Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnamis the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in SoutheastAsia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest,Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the east. With apopulation of over 86 million, Vietnam is the 13th most populouscountry in the world.
Emergingfrom a long and bitter war, the war-ravaged nation was politicallyisolated. The government’s centrally-planned economic decisionshindered post-war reconstruction and its treatment of the losing sideengendered more resentment than reconciliation. In 1986, it institutedeconomic and political reforms and began a path towards internationalreintegration. By 2000, it had established diplomatic relations withmost nations. Its economic growth had been among the highest in theworld in the past decade. These efforts culminated in Vietnam joiningthe World Trade Organization in 2007 and its successful bid to become anon-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in 2008.
Vietnamis divided into 58 provinces as you can view on the Vietnam Map. Thereare 5 centrally-controlled municipalities existing at the same level asprovinces, including Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho.
EachPeople's Council has a Standing Committee made up of the Chairpersonand his/her deputies, who are elected from among the representatives inthe People's Council. The Standing Committee has a number of functions,including representing the People's Council when it is not in session.There are also a number of other committees established to deal withspecific issues. All provinces have an Economic and BudgetaryCommittee, a Social and Cultural Committee, and a Legal Committee. If aprovince has many inhabitants who are not ethnically Vietnamese, therewill probably be a Committee for Ethnic Affairs as well.
Citizensare eligible to vote in People's Council elections from when they areaged eighteen, but cannot stand for election until they are agedtwenty-one. To become a candidate, one can either nominate oneself orbe selected by the Fatherland Front. Nominated candidates are thenvoted on at "voters' conferences", which are organized by theFatherland Front. Attendees determine, sometimes by secret balot andsometimes by a show of hands, whether candidates meet the criteria setdown by the People's Council. Candidates who the conference does not"express trust" in cannot stand for election.
ThePeople's Committee is, as mentioned previously, the executive arm of aprovincial government, and is responsible for formulating andimplementing policy. It may be thought of as the equivalent of acabinet. The People's Committee will have a President and aVice-President, and between nine or eleven ordinary members.
TheVietnamese government often groups the various provinces into eightregions. These regions are not always used, and alternativeclassifications are possible. The regions include:
Northwestern contains four inland provinces in the west of Vietnam's northern part. Two of them border with Laos, and one borders China.
Northeastern contains eleven provinces (many of which are mountainous) that lie to north of the highly populated Red River lowlands.
Greater Ha Noi – Red River Deltacontainsnine provinces that are small but populous – based around the RedRiver, including the national capital Hanoi, and the municipality ofHai Phong (both of which are independent of any provincial government).
North Central Coastcontainssix provinces in the northern half of Vietnam's narrow central part.All provinces in this region stretch from the coast in the east to Laosin the west.
South Central Coastcontainsfive coastal provinces in the southern half of Vietnam's central part.Vietnam is wider at this point than in the North Central Coast region,so the inland areas are separate provinces. The region also includesthe independent municipality of Da Nang.
Central Highlandscontainsthe five inland provinces (much of whose terrain is mountainous) ofsouth-central Vietnam, mostly inhabited by ethnic minorities, althoughmany Viet people live there as well.
Southeastern containsthose parts of lowland southern Vietnam which are north of the Mekongdelta. There are seven provinces, plus the independent municipality ofHo Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).
Southwestern – Mekong River DeltaisVietnam's southernmost region, and contains twelve mostly small butpopulous provinces in the delta of the Mekong, plus the independentmunicipality of Can Tho.
The National Flag
The natinal flag of Vietnam is the"red flag with yellow star", which was adopted as the flag of the VietMinh, a communist army, in 1941. In 1945, it was adopted by thenewly-established Democratic Republic of Vietnam, which became thegovernment of North Vietnamin 1954. The flag was adopted by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam(united Vietnam), which was founded in 1976 following the Vietnam War.
Theflag has a red background with a golden five-pointed star in thecenter. The flag is so meaningful. In the years following 1945, duringthe independence movement of Vietnam, red represented the struggle forindependence, yellow represented the color of Vietnamese people, andthe five points of the star were widely believed to represent the 5traditional Confucian classes of people: the scholars (sĩ), thepeasants (nông), the craftsmen (công), the merchants (thương), and thesoldiers (binh). The flag was designed by Nguyen Huu Tien, a communistrevolutionary of the 1940 Cochinchina Uprising against Frenchcolonialism, when the flag was seen on the first time. The uprisingfailed, and he was arrested and executed along with other leaders ofthe uprising.
Vietnam National Flag
On the National Days, the Vietnamesehang the National Flag on public buildings, in the streets and on most private houses. Thered flag with yellow star always flies beautifully outside thebuildings and private properties as well as in the streets during thecelebration of the days.
Attractions: Vietnam is a visually stunning destination, one crammed with interesting things to see and do.
Major points-of-interest include the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO site featuring over 3,000 islands; Phong Nha Cave,one of the largest and most beautiful caves on the planet; the mountainvillages of Sapa and Dalat; hundreds of historical and cultural sitesincluding the Hung Temple, Co Loa Citadel, the Temple of Literature in Hanoi, My Son Sanctuary, and the ancient city of Hoi An.
Addto the brief list above, the picturesque emerald-green rice paddyfields; boat trips through floating canal markets; Mekong Delta toursand sunset views atop Sam Mountain; thousands of inspiring pagodas andtemples throughout the country, colorful festivals galore, and dozensof beautiful, clean beaches, north to south.
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