What was the Vietnamese city Ho Chi Minh City previously called?

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GEOGRAPHY QUESTION #4927

What was the Vietnamese city Ho Chi Minh City previously called?

Saigon

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Ho Chi Minh City is a Vietnamese city. It used to be called Saigon, and is Vietnam's largest, with around 5.5 million inhabitants. It is situated on the west banks of the Saigon River. The city was the capital of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975 and the independent state of South Vietnam from 1975 to 1976. Since then, it has been administered as a province.

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