Where is Vietnam?

Located in Southeastern Asia, Vietnam has a 4,616.00 km border with Cambodia (1,158 km), China (1,297 km) and Laos (2,161 km). It has a 3,444.00 km coastline. Some southeast states of Vietnam have enhanced border surveillance in order to check for the spread of avian flu.

Vietnam is an Asian country covering 331,210.00 km2 of which 6.38% is water and 310,070.00 km2 is land. Includes more than 80 islands but only about 65 are inhabited. This makes it the 65th largest country in the world and about three times the size of Tennesee; slightly larger than New Mexico. Its geographic coordinates are 16 10 N, 107 50 E and Hanoi is the capital city.

Its name translates into "Viet South".

Its ISO code is VN.


Vietnam has a mean elevation of 398 m above sea level.

The climate is subtropical with easterly trade winds and relatively low humidity. Its terrain is low, with a flat delta in the south and north, and central highlands and mountains elswhere.


Vietnam has a population of 95,261,021 making it the 14th largest in the world. The majority of the population lives along the South China Sea and the Gulf of Tonkin.

Vietnamese is the official language. The most common ethnic group reported is Kinh (Viet). The majority of the population identifies as non-religious.

The dialing code for the country is 84.


Vietnam is an independent country. It gained its independence from France in 1945. Its constitution was last ratified in 2013.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Vietnam's GDP is $595,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $6,400.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 36th largest economy and its citizens the 155th richest in the world. The currency of Vietnam is the Dong (VND).

Its major export partners are the United States, China, and Japan. Its main exports are clothes, shoes, electronics, and seafood. Its major import partners are China, South Korea, and Singapore. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, petroleum products, and steel products.

This page was last modified on December 16th, 2017