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Overview

 

Ho Chi Minh City (or formerly named and still informally known as Saigon ), is the largest city in Vietnam by population. It was once known as Prey Nokor (prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still widely used).

The metropolitan area, which consists of the Ho Chi Minh City metropolitan area, Thủ Dầu Một, Biên Hòa, Vũng Tàu, Dĩ An, Thuận An and surrounding towns, is populated by about 10 million people, making it the most populous metropolitan area in Vietnam. The city's population is expected to grow to 13.9 million by 2025.

The Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, a metropolitan area covering most parts of the south-east region plus Tiền Giang Province and Long An Province under planning, will have an area of 30,000 square kilometres (12,000 sq mi) with a population of 20 million inhabitants by 2020. 

 

Housing

District 1: There are a lot of serviced apartments close to assignees's office and very suitable for single and couple

 

District 2: Thao Dien area is very familiar for expats speaking English for living. There are so many villas and codominium surounding and appropriate for family and kids.

 

District 7: Phu My Hung area has big villas and very suitable for Korean or Japanese.

 

Schools

Find the ideal international school for your child in Ho Chi Minh City with our guide to the city's top ten. We detail admission fees, curriculum, notable features and other useful details to make the process easier...

Many people move to Vietnam without a set idea of where they will settle, where they will educate their children and how they will live. Immigration is always confusing! But in Ho Chi Minh City, where wrong is often right and up can be down, tapping into the local system can seem impossible.

As a group of experienced expats, many of us with families here we’ve been through this whole process. We’ve made our blunders already, we’ve copped the scams, we’ve asked the questions, and accordingly we’ve come up with a series of resources in hopes of making your own assimilation smoother and more pleasant!

If it is schools you are after and an education you want, look no further than our list below. These schools are in no particular order but, being professional and friendly with a range of facilities and opportunities, are all excellent options for your child’s education.

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Facts & Figures

Interesting facts and figures about Ho Chi Minh City

Is this the first time you come to Ho Chi Minh City? You want to know more about it? Lets discover interesting facts about our City.

Ho Chi Minh City Infographic

Want to know more about Ho Chi Minh City best food?

Whenever travellers taste our best Ho Chi Minh street food called Banh Mi, they will never forget. Then what make it becomes the most delicious food in Saigon? Where it comes from? Find out some interesting information via following picture.

 (source: http://saigonbuddytours.com/)

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