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Vietnam Overview

Posted by in on 5-20-13

Vietnam (Việt Nam), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam) is a long, thin country in Southeast Asia. Its neighbouring countries are China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west.

Capital     Hanoi
Government     Socialist Republic
Currency     Dồng (₫)
Area     total: 331,690 km2
land: 325,360 km2
water: 4,200 km2
Population     90,549,390 (2011 est.)
Language     Vietnamese (official), minority languages
Religion     Buddhism (mainly Mahayana, with smaller numbers of Theravada), Taoism, Confucianism, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic, some Protestant), indigenous beliefs, Muslim
Electricity     220V/50Hz (American plug in south, European plug in north)
Country code     +84
Internet TLD     .vn
Time Zone     UTC +7

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