Red River Delta
The Red River Delta (Vietnamese: Đồng Bằng Sông Hồng) is the flat plain formed by the Red River and its distributaries joining in the Thái Binh River in northern Vietnam. The delta measuring some 15,000 square km is well protected by a network of dikes. It is an agriculturally rich area and densely populated. Most of the land is devoted to rice cultivation.
The Red River Delta is the cradle of the Vietnamese nation. Water puppetry originated in the rice paddies here.
The region was bombed during the Vietnam War.
|Provinces||Capital||Population (2011)||Area (km²)||Population density (/km²)|
|Bắc Ninh||Bắc Ninh||1,060,300||823.1 km²||1289|
|Hà Nam||Phủ Lý||786,900||859.7 km²||914|
|Hải Dương||Hải Dương||1,718,900||1,652.8 km²||1038|
|Hưng Yên||Hưng Yên||1,150,400||923.5 km²||1242|
|Nam Định||Nam Định||1,833,500||1,650.8 km²||1110|
|Ninh Bình||Ninh Bình||906,900||1,392.4 km²||652|
|Thái Bình||Thái Bình||1,786,000||1,546.5 km²||1138|
|Vĩnh Phúc||Vĩnh Yên||1,014,600||1,373.2 km²||821|
|Ha Noi (municipality)||6,699,600||3328.9 km²||2013|
|Hai Phong (municipality)||1,878,500||1,520.7 km²||1233|
Notes and references
- Whitfield, D. Historical and Cultural Dictionary of Vietnam. Metuchen, New Jersey: The Scarecrow Press, 1976
- General Statistics Office (2012): Statistical Yearbook of Vietnam 2011. Statistical Publishing House, Hanoi
- VnExpress - Địa giới Hà Nội chính thức mở rộng từ 1/8 - Dia gioi Ha Noi chinh thuc mo rong tu 1/8
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