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Where is Viet Nam?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Vietnam covers 310,070 square kilometers of land and 21,140 square kilometers of water, making it the 66th largest nation in the world with a total area of 331,210 square kilometers.

Viet Nam became an independent state in 1954, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Viet Nam is 91,519,289 (2012) and the nation has a density of 295 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Viet Nam is the Dong (VND). As well, the people of Viet Nam are refered to as Vietnamese.

The dialing code for the country is 84 and the top level internet domain for Vietnamese sites is .vn.

Viet Nam shares land borders with 3 countries: China, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic.

To learn more, visit our detailed Vietnam section.

Quick facts

Population 91,519,289
Density 295.2 / km2 ( 764.5 / mi2 )
Language Vietnamese
Independence Year 1954
Capital Hanoi (Ha Noi)
Currency Dong
GDP 186,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 2,032 (2014 data)
Land Area 310,070 km2 (119,719 mi2)
Water Area 21,140 km2 (8,162 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries China, Cambodia, Laos
Minimum Longitude 102.150
Maximum Longitude 109.470
Mininum Latitude 8.420
Maximum Latitude 23.390

What is the capital of Viet Nam?

map showing the location of Viet Nam
Location of Hanoi on a map.

Hanoi is the capital city of vietnam. It has a population of 1,431,270, and is located on a latitue of 21.02 and longitude of 105.84.

Hanoi is also the political center of vietnam, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Hanoi, the Capital Of Viet Nam

City Hanoi
Country Viet Nam
Population 1,431,270
Longitude 105.84117000
Latitude 21.02450000
Elevation 10 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Viet Nam

Rank City Population
#1Ho Chi Minh City3,467,331
#3Da Nang752,493
#5Bien Hoa407,208
#7Nha Trang283,441
#8Can Tho259,598
#9Rach Gia228,356
#10Qui Nhon210,338
#11Vung Tau209,683
#12Da Lat197,000
#13Thanh Pho Nam Dinh193,499
#15Phan Thiet160,652
#16La Gi160,652
#17Long Xuyen158,153
#18Can Giuoc152,200
#19Bao Loc151,915
#20Thanh Pho Ha Long148,066

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.