Fast Facts about Vietnam

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COUNTRY

  •  Official Name: THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM (“Cộng hòa Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam”)
  • Motto: Independence – Freedom – Happiness (“Độc lập – Tự do – Hạnh phúc”)
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  • Anthem: Marching Song (“Tiến quân ca”)
  • Official language: Vietnamese (“Tiếng Việt”)
  • National Capital: Ha Noi (“Hà Nội”)

LOCATION

  •  South East Asia
  • Neighboring countries: China, Cambodia and Laos.
  • Latitude: 102o08' – 109o28' east
  • Longitude:  8o02' – 23o23' north

AREA

  • Mainland Territory: 330,951.1 sq. km

CLIMATE

  • Tropics and Monsoon.

POPULATION

  • 90.493.352 citizens (Updated on 1st Apr 2014 – Source: GSO).

PEOPLE

  • At present there are 54 different ethnic groups inhabiting Viet Nam, in which Kinh (Viet) people make up nearly 90% of the whole population, and 53 other ethnic groups represent over 10%.

RELIGION & BELIEF

  • The major religious traditions in Viet Nam are Buddhism (which fuses forms of Taoism and Confucianism), Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism), Islam, Caodaism and the Hoa Hao sect.

TIME ZONE

  • GMT/UTC+07:00

CURRENCY

  • Vietnamese dong (“Đồng” – Symbol: đ)
  •  International Code: VND

DIALING COUNTRY CODE

  • (+84)

WEIGHTS & MEASURES

  • Vietnamese uses the Metric System (Système Internationale d'Unités - SI) for all weights and measurements.

ELECTRICITY

  •  Outlets: 220 volt, 50 Hertz
  • Socket types: Popular: 15A 3-pin/ 2-pin sockets

        

 

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Did you know?

Cape Ca Mau (Ca Mau Province) is not the southernmost point of Vietnam mainland anymore due to the upland or landslide varies. The new defined point is at Khai Long Beach (Ray Hamlet, Ngoc Hien Dist.) , about 10km away Cape Ca Mau.