Hanoi

[ ha-noi, huh- ]
/ hæˈnɔɪ, hə- /

noun

a city in and the capital of Vietnam, in the N part, on the Songka River.

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British Dictionary definitions for Hanoi

Hanoi
/ (hæˈnɔɪ) /

noun

the capital of Vietnam, on the Red River: became capital of Tonkin in 1802, of French Indochina in 1887, of Vietnam in 1945, and of North Vietnam (1954–75); university (1917); industrial centre. Pop: 4 147 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Hanoi

Hanoi
[ (ha-noy) ]

Capital of Vietnam, located in the northern part of the country.

notes for Hanoi

It was the scene of heavy fighting between French and Vietnamese communist forces from 1946 to 1954.

notes for Hanoi

It became the capital of North Vietnam in 1954, when the French evacuated the city.

notes for Hanoi

During the Vietnam War, the city suffered heavy bombing by the United States.
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