Facts about Vietnam –
Quick Overview

Do you want to grasp a summary of facts about Vietnam? 

Surely there is a lot of information about a country. And you may want to figure out various aspects about it. But, take it easy, you’ll find what you’re care about Vietnam on my website.

For the sake of easily following, in this article I’d like to show you only the brief profile of my homeland. Please feel free to read further in the given links you’re interested in.

And here’re we go…

  • Full name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Population: nearly 90 million, as of estimation in 2013
  • Government: unitary socialist republic
  • Languages
    Vietnamese: official language (See basic Vietnamese phrases)
    English: more and more popular as the second language
    Others: Chinese, French, Russian, etc.
  • Religions
    Buddhism: major religion
    Others: Catholic, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Protestant, etc. 
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 77 years (women) 
  • Capital: Hanoi 
  • Currency
    Vietnam Dong [VND], denoted by the symbol ₫
  • Area and Location
    329,247 square kilometers (127,123 square miles)
    Situated in South East Asia. See Where is Vietnam? for location information
  • Climate
    The south has tropical climate, while the north is monsoonal with hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March).
  • Demographics
    Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups. The Kinh (Viet) group is by far the most numerous and account for over 87% of the overall population. Other major groups include Tay, Thai, Muong, Khmer, Mong, Nung, etc. 
  • Independence: 2nd September 1945 
  • International Dialing Code: +84 
  • Internet domain: .vn 
  • Time Zone: Standard Time or GMT+7 hours. 
  • Standard Voltage for Vietnam
    The electricity voltage in Vietnam is 220 volts 50 hertz. Yet, 110 volt, 50 Hertz outlets are still in use in some places thanks to an electricity transformer or a converter.

Well, in fact there’re a lot of facts about Vietnam that you may be interested in, especially the list of fun facts that I selected. I’ll collect, research, and add to the above list for your available reference.

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