Vung Tau is a province of Vietnam. It is located on the coast of the country's southeastern region. From 1954 to 1975, this province belonged to South Vietnam. Tourism, commerce and fishing are also important economic activities of the province. Vung Tau contributes greatly to the country's budget. In 2005, it accounted for around 24% of Vietnam's budget (42,000 billion dong) of a total of 180,000 billion dong (exchange rate is 16,000 dong/dollar), ranking second, after Ho Chi Minh City before Hanoi (28,000 billion dong in 2005).