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Vietnam Geography

Vietnam's Information

Flag of Vietnam
Land Area 310,070 km2
Water Area 21,140 km2
Total Area 331,210km2 (#65)
Population 95,261,021 (#14)
Population Density 307.22/km2
Government Type Communist State
GDP (PPP) $595.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $6,400
Currency Dong (VND)
Largest Cities

Vietnam is a country of tropical lowlands, rolling green hills, and densely forested mountains. Low-level land covers about 20% of the country.

The Red River delta is fronted by hills that rise gently into the high mountains of the northwest; the Annam Highlands cover much of the central landscape, and in the southern areas, the coastal lowlands and Mekong River Delta merge.

A fertile and narrow coastal lowland extends south from the Red River Delta to the Mekong Delta.

The Mekong Delta is a low-level plain, one inundated by hundreds of small rivers and canals. Thick jungles and mangrove swamps cover the far-southern areas of land.

The Red River (Song Hong), and the Mekong are the most significant rivers; both have numerous tributaries, and the latter is certainly among the great rivers of the world.

Vietnam's highest point is Fan Si Pan whose summit reaches 10,315 ft. (3,144 m); the lowest point is the South China Sea at 0m.

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