Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Capital: Hanoi (population: 3.5 million).
  • Language: Vietnamese, Russian, French, Chinese, English.
  • Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND) = 100 xu (no longer issued).
  • People: Vietnamese (84%), Chinese (2%), Khmers, Chams (a remnant of the Indianised Champa Kingdom), Thai, and members of over 50 ethnolinguistic groups (also known as Montagnards, 'highlanders' in French).
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 67.82, Female: 73.6
  • Religion: Buddhist (55%), also sizeable Taoist, Confucian, Hoa Hao, Caodaists, Muslim and Christian minorities.
  • Size (sq km): 331,689 (66th)
  • Population: 85,238,000 (13th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 253 (46th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 84
  • Internet Country Code: .vn
  • Time Zone: GMT +7
  • Voltage Guide: 220 AC, 50 Hz.
  • Finance: Traveller's cheques in US dollars widely accepted. Visa and Mastercard becoming accepted.
  • Business Hours: 0730-1200 and 1300-1630 Monday-Saturday.
  • GDP: US$24 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$300
  • Annual Growth: 8%
  • Inflation: 8%
  • Major Industries: Rice, rubber, food processing, sugar, textiles, chemicals.
  • Major Trading Partners: China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan.
  • Personal Safety: Safe.
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