Official English Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Official Local Name(s): Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam
Common English Name: Vietnam
|Gulf of Thailand (West)
Gulf of Tonkin (East)
South China Sea (East)
|331,210 km2 (93.6% land, 6.4% water)|
|Low and flat delta in the north and south
Mountains in the far north and northwest
|Fan Si Pan (3,144 m)|
Oil and gas offshore
Hoa Hao (1.5%)
Cao Dai (1.1%)
|Ho Chi Minh City (6,584,000)|
Da Nang (898,000)
Hai Phong (835,000)
Bien Hoa (799,000)
Cần Thơ (778,000)
|President Truong Tan Sang|
|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung|
|2 September 1945 (from France)|
|Yellow, five pointed star on a red field|
|Tien quan ca|
|$1 (USD) = ₫22,760|
Vietnamese people may come across as relatively passive, however they also give off a strong sense of drive, especially with life goals.
Unlike most Eastern societies, in Vietnam, clan takes precedence over the family.
Clubs tend not to be like their western counterparts; instead of people standing around and mingling, there are many rows of tables where people just sit and chat. Dance floors are also rare.
When entering somebody’s house, you must take your shoes off.
Motorbikes are the most common form of transportation. However, be warned that motorbikes are very dangerous as a passenger.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vm.html (Majority of information)
https://www.gso.gov.vn/default.aspx?tabid=714 (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 27 December 2016