Tonkin

Tonkin (Bắc Kỳ in Vietnamese), also spelled Tongkin, Tonquin or Tongking, is the northernmost part of Vietnam, south of China's Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces, east of northern Laos, and west of the Gulf of Tonkin. Locally, it is known as Bắc Kỳ, meaning "Northern Region". Located on the fertile delta of the Red River, Tonkin is rich in rice production.

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Sơn Tây Campaign
... capture the strategically important city of Son Tay in Tonkin (northern Vietnam) from Liu Yongfu's Black Flag Army and allied contingents of Vietnamese and Chinese troops ... campaign was one of several clashes between the Tonkin Expeditionary Corps and the Black Flag Army during the Tonkin Campaign (1883–1886), and took place during the ...
Louis Brière De L'Isle - Tonkin
... was given command of the 1st Brigade of the Tonkin Expeditionary Corps in February 1884, during the French expedition to Tonkin (now northern Vietnam) ... the most heavily fortified Black Flag stronghold in Tonkin without losing a man. 1884 to April 1885), he replaced General Charles-Théodore Millot as general-in-chief of the Tonkin Expeditionary Corps ...
Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club - History
... The name "Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club" was used from 1961 when the Seventh Fleet arrived to the waters off Vietnam and carried out most of its operations from the Gulf of Tonkin ... Although the insignia for the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club always remained unofficial, it became very popular ...
Cochinchina Campaign - Aftermath
... See also Tonkin Campaign In 1864 the three southern provinces ceded to France were formally constituted as the French colony of Cochinchina ... after the military intervention of Francis Garnier in Tonkin ... were encouraged by the French to seek a sphere of influence in Tonkin ...
History - Tonkin (French Protectorate)
... After victory in the Sino-French War (1884–1885), Tonkin came under French sovereignty and all of Vietnam was governed by the French ... was administratively divided into three different territories Tonkin protectorate (in the North), Annam protectorate (in the center), and the colony ... During French rule, Hanoi was made capital of Tonkin and later, of the union of French Indochina that consisted of all the French colonies in Southeast Asia ...