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Vietnam's Quick Facts

Land Area 310,070 km2
Water Area 21,140 km2
Total Area 331,210 km2
Population 95,261,021
Population Density 287.62 / km2
Government Type Communist State
GDP (PPP) $595.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $6,400
Currency Dong (VND)
Largest Cities
  • Ho Chi Minh City (3,467,331)
  • Hanoi (1,431,270)
  • Da Nang (752,493)
  • Haiphong (602,695)
  • Bien Hoa (407,208)
  • Hue (287,217)
  • Nha Trang (283,441)
  • Can Tho (259,598)
  • Rach Gia (228,356)
  • Qui Nhon (210,338)
  • Name: Vietnam
    (long form) Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Capital City: Hanoi (6,500,000 pop.)
  • Vietnam Population: 92,477,857 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Dong (VND)
    (conversion rates)

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  • Ethnicity: Kinh (Viet) 86.2%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.7%, Muong 1.5%, Khome 1.4%, Hoa 1.1%, Nun 1.1%, Hmong 1%, others 4.1%
  • GDP total: $320.1 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $3,500 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hanoi, Haiphong, Danang
  • Name: Vietnam's name is a variation of Nam Viet, which can be traced to the 2nd century Trieu Dynasty, and applied to a group of people settled in southern China and Vietnam
  • National Day: September 2
  • Religion: Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, Hoa Hao 1.5%, Cao Dai 1.1%, Protestant 0.5%, Muslim 0.1%, none 80.8%
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