Northern Vietnam

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For the former country, see North Vietnam

Northern Vietnam (Miền Bắc) is one of the three regions within Vietnam (the other two regions are Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam).

Of the three regions, the oldest is Northern Vietnam, where the Vietnamese culture originated over 2000 years ago in the Red River Delta, though Vietnamese people eventually spread south into the Mekong Delta.


The largest city in the North is Hanoi, the nation's capital, other major cities include Hải Phòng.

Northern Vietnam includes the following subregions: