Vietnam
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Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated 90.0 million inhabitants as of 2013, it is the world's 13th-most-populous country, and the eighth-most-populous Asian country. The name Vietnam translates as "Southern Viet" (synonymous with the much older term Nam Viet); it was first officially adopted in 1802 by Emperor Gia Long, and was adopted again in 1945 with the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh. The country is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the east.[8] Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976.
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Did you know ?
  • Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashews in the world, and the second largest exporter of rice.
  • Instead of bells, traditional gongs are used to call the Vietnamese children to school.
  • Although Vietnam is a developing country, it has a literacy rate of 94%.
  • Among all developing countries, Vietnam has one of the lowest unemployment rates.
  • You can find a B52 American Bomber Wreck in Vietnam’s West Lake.
  • An estimated ten million motor bikes travel on the roads of Vietnam every day.
  • Ruou ran (snake wine), a Vietnamese specialty of rice wine with a pickled snake inside, allegedly can cure any sickness.
  • The most common surname in Vietnam is Nguyen.
  • The Vietnamese keep potbelly pigs as pets.
  • The Vietnamese language has six different tones. A change in tone changes the meaning of the word. This makes their language somewhat difficult to learn.
Facts & Figures
Capital
Hanoi
Largest City
Ho Chi Minh
Official Language(s)
Vietnamese
Population
89,693,000 (World Rank: 13)
Area
331,210 km2 (65 Largest)
Currency
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Currency Code
VND
Time Zone
Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)
Intl. Calling Code
+84
ISO Code
VN
Internet TLD
.vn

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