[tz] Add new timezone for Hanoi Capital, Vietnam

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Tue Feb 19 15:50:52 UTC 2019

On 2019-02-19 00:31, KP wrote:
> Vào 12:47, Th 3, 19 thg 2, 2019 Kevin Lyda đã viết:
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 8:50 PM Paul Eggert wrote:
>> KP wrote:
>>> - After merging with Ha Tay, Hanoi (capital) is the largest province in 
>>> Vietnam
>> tzdb goes by cities, not provinces. citypopulation.de 
>> <http://citypopulation.de> estimates a population for Hanoi (including Ha
>> Tay) that is less than that of Ho Chi Minh City. 
>> https://www.citypopulation.de/Vietnam-Cities.html gives 2017 estimates of
>> 7.4 million for the former, and 8.4 million for the latter. Although both
>> are growing, the ratio of Ho Chi Minh City vs Hanoi (including Ha Tay)
>> also appears to be growing, suggesting that Hanoi is not catching up.
> By populations...
>     % ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/|wc -l
>          144
>     % ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/|wc -l
>           99
> Asia has around 59% of the world's population in 48 countries; the Americas
> have 14% in 35 countries. Seems quite possible there's scope to improve
> things in Asia.

> Perhaps national government intervention is needed for this time zone issue

Involvement in providing timely information, and historical background *with
references and translations*, would be better.

Otherwise you could see current changes in contentious areas, argued about for
weeks or months, by parties with political stakes, before being approved.

In which case a group like this would still have to handle the practical matter
of getting timely changes distributed instead of arguing about politics.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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