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       Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with population of 4,100,100 (2004). It used to be the capital of North Vietnam during 1954-1976 and formerly was the capital of the present Vietnam from time to time since the 11th Christian Era to 1802. Hanoi is located on the right bank of Red River. Major industries in the city are machinery, plywood, textile, chemicals, and handicrafts.

       “Hanoi” refers to the beginning part of river, is situated on Red River Basin. The initiated Li Dynasty established a capital in 1010 with the name “Tang Long” meaning “gliding dragon”. Until in 1702, King of Ngien Dynasty moved the capital city to Hue. After France conquered, Hanoi became an official capital again in 1887. After the independence in 1946, Vietnam was divided in 2 countries while Hanoi was the capital of North Vietnam and after the nation reunited in 1976, Hanoi has been the single capital city of Vietnam till the present time.






       Hanoi City of Socialist Republic of Vietnam signed on the Sister City Agreement with Bangkok by Mr. Samak Sundaravej (Governor of Bangkok) and Dr. Hoang Van Nghien (President of Hanoi's People Commission) on the 25th February 2004 at Bangkok. The relationship of both cities has been very well.

Download document of Sister City with Hanoi.

Leader Name

Mayor Nguyen Thi Thao

Consequences activities after signing on the agreement.

No.DateActivityVenueAlbum PhotoAlbum video
125 February –1 March 2004Dr. Hoang Van Nghien (President of Hanoi's People Commission) with his group signed on the Sister City Agreement and took a field trip in Thailand. Bangkok, Chonburi, and Nakhon Phanom.
210-15 October 2005 3 representatives from Bangkok attended CityNet Congress. Hanoi.
35-16 October 2007 Administrative and official of Bangkok with cultural performers and OTOP operators attended Hanoi International Fair 2007(Hanoi Expo 2007), Bangkok Week in Hanoi, and ASEAN Business Forum. Hanoi.


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