Country at glance:

  • Population: 91.70 million in 2015
  • GDP: $193.6 billion in 2015
  • GDP: growth 6.7% in 2015
  • Inflation: 0.6% in 2015

Country Profile:

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a long streched country along the eastern coast of the Indochinese Peninsula.

Vietnam borders China in north, Lao PDR and Cambodia in west, The nation is bordering South China Sea in east, and the Gulf of Tonkin with the island of Hainan Dao (China) in north-east. The country shares maritime borders with Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. With an area of 331,689 km² Vietnam is about three times the size of Bulgaria or slightly larger than the U.S. state of New Mexico.

Vietnam has a population of 91.7 million people (in 2015), it is the 13th most populous country in the world.
Spoken language is Vietnamese, English is increasingly favored as a second language, and there are still people speak some French.

Capital city of Vietnam is Hanoi (Ha Noi), former capital of the Republic of Vietnam and largest city is Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon).

Source: World Bank, Nations Online, CIA

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