Where is Vietnam? – Well, that question sounds simple to Vietnamese locals, because we were born and grew up on this land and hence surely know its location on the world map.
But, yes, I totally agree that it is a quite serious question to many foreigners. And here is my answer.
Vietnam is situated in Southeast Asia, right in the south of China (see below map). It’s pretty easy to find out my country with the shape of an “S” letter.
We’re in the same ASEAN region with Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, and Brunei.
Vietnam is one of three countries in the Indochina Peninsular, and has common borders with Laos and Cambodia on the west. If you see on the world map, you may find out that my country is situated at the bottom right of the mainland part of the Asia continent.
The east of Vietnam is the Gulf of Tonkin and South China Sea, and the south is Gulf of Thailand. That’s why my country is endowed with many pretty beaches.
In term of geographic coordinates, the absolute location of the Vietnam ranges from 80 30’-230 22’N, and 102010’-109o24’E. The mainland territory from north to south is nearly 2,000 kilometers in length, with the widest distance is about 600 kilometers in the north, and the most narrow part is about 50 kilometers at the central (Quang Binh province).
Here’s image of Vietnam location on Google map:
So, if you ask the question “Where is Vietnam?”, I know you’re surely new to my country. Probably, you also want to figure out fast Facts about Vietnam, or possibly, some fun facts about my country.
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