Socialist Republic of Vietnam is located in the southeast of the Asian Continent, with a population of 91,519,289, making it
the 13th largest national population. Its capital is
Hanoi and its largest city is Ho Chi Minh City with a total population of
7,396,446. The country encompasses 331,210  square kilometers making it the 66th largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with China, Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

President Truong Tan
Sang is recognized as the Chief of State and along with Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, achieves
that status through election by the National Assembly from among its members and holds that position for a single five-year
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is recognized as the Head of Government and along with Deputy Prime Ministers
Hoang Trung Hai, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Vu Van N
inh and Nguyen Xuan Phuc, achieves that status through appointment by
the president from among the members of the National Assembly and holds that position a single five year term. Its form of
government is a Communist State and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 15 April 1992.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Khmer, Mon-Khmer and Malayo-
Polynesian. It counts among its major religions Buddhist, Catholic, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Protestant, Muslim and no faiths. As
sources of mass communication it has 61 AM, 7 FM, 29 Short Wave and 6 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Fan Si Pan, its highest point at 3,144 meters and the South China Sea, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Pacific Ocean, which measures 3,490 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are food processing, garments, shoes,
machine building; mining, coal, steel, cement, chemical fertilizer, glass, tires, and oil. Its official currency is Vietnamese

Here’s something you may not know about Vietnam. Vietnam is the second largest exporter of coffee in the world. Only
Brazil exports more coffee, by volume, than Vietnam. Most of Vietnam's coffee is exported to the United States.
Bandoc Falls
Ben Thanh Market
Caodi Temple
Cat Ba Island
Dawn on the South
China Sea- Vietnam's
lowest point
Floating market in Cho
Floating village
Fan Si Pan- Vietnam's
highest point
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Ha'long Bay not far
from Hanoi
Little Islands in the
Gulf of Tonkin
Ho Chi Minh City-
Vietnam's largest city
Updated 07 January 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.4% (2009 est.)


Long Bien Bridge
Ponagar Temple
Ratline Bridge
Sand dunes of Mui Ne
Temple in Hue
Vietnamese people
during the Spring
Festival in traditional
Vietnamese pancake
Ca Mau Peninsula-
southernmost point
Torpedoed Japanese
Dao Phu Quoc Island
in the Gulf of Thailand
Dien Bien Phu-
Vietnam's westernmost
point on the border
with Laos and China
Love Festival at Dong
Van- Vietnam's
northernmost point on
the border with China
Floating bridge at Ha
Tien on the border of
Hanoi- Vietnam's
capital city
Tuy Hoa- Vietnam's
westernmost point on
the South China Sea
Red River
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