Ho Chi Minh City

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An example of a deltaic city[edit]

Geographical setting[edit]

Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam xxx


File:HoChiMin DTM.jpg
Land surface elevation of Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding region. Map sources: DEM: 15 sec DEM, HydroSHEDS, WWF, 2005); Rivers: Rivers in South and East Asia (derived from HydroSHEDS), provided by FAO GeoNetwork; Administrative boundaries: GADM database of Global Administrative Areas, version 2.8, November 2015; City locations: Hugo Ahlenius/Nordpil, version 1.1, March 2010.
File:HoChiMin Geol.jpg
Simplified geology of Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding area, at 1:5 million scale. Map sources: Geology: Generalized Geology of Southeast Asia, USGS 1999); Rivers: Rivers in South and East Asia (derived from HydroSHEDS), provided by FAO GeoNetwork; Administrative boundaries: GADM database of Global Administrative Areas, version 2.8, November 2015; City locations: Hugo Ahlenius/Nordpil, version 1.1, March 2010.


Geological setting[edit]

Ho Chi Minh City lies in a deltaic setting.