10 Interesting Facts About Haiphong

Facts About Haiphong

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Facts About Haiphong

  • Haiphong is also known as Hai Phong, is a major industrial city, the third-largest city of Vietnam.
  • Hai Phong is the centre of technology, economy, culture, medicine, education, science and trade in the Red River delta.
  • Haiphong was founded in 1887 as a seaport province by colonists during French colonial rule. 
  • In 1888, the president of the French Third Republic, Sadi Carnot, promulgated a decree to establish Haiphong. From 1954 to 1975, Haiphong served as the most important maritime city of North Vietnam, and it became one of the direct-controlled municipalities of a reunified Vietnam with Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 1976.
  • In the 21st century, Haiphong has emerged as a trading gateway, modern, green industrial city of Vietnam, oriented to become the third special-class city of Vietnam by 2030 to 2050 at the latest.
  • The estimated population of Haiphong is 2.029 million.
  • The topography of Haiphong in the southern part is quite low having an altitude from 0.7 to 1.7 meters above sea level.
  • Haiphong is twinned with Da Nang, Vietnam; Incheon, South Korea; Seattle, USA; Tianjin, China; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Vladivostok, Russia & Kitakyushu, Japan.
  • Haiphong port is one of the largest ports in Vietnam and south-east Asia as a whole. The Port of Haiphong on the Cấm River is divided into three main docks.
  • Haiphong’s coolest months, January and February, sees average high temperatures reach 20 °C and average low temperatures at around 14 °C. The warmest months, June and July, sees average high temperatures hover around 33 °C.


Facts About Haiphong
  Facts About Haiphong

Facts About Haiphong

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