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Country Information
Socialist Republic of Vietnam

COUNTRY Socialist Republic of Vietnam
SIZE 329,560 sq.Km
BOUNDARIES Cambodia 1,228 Km, China 1,281 Km, Laos 2,130 Km
COASTLINE 3,444 Km
TERRAIN Low, flat delta in south and north; central highlands; hilly, mountainous in far north and northwest.
CLIMATE Tropical in south, monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (mid May-mid September) and warm, dry season (mid October-mid March). Extending 1,650 Km north to south, the country is only 50 Km across at its narrowest point.
CAPITAL Hanoi
CURRENCY Dong (VND)
GOVERNMENT Communist State
HEAD OF STATE President Tran Duc Luong
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT Prime Minister Phan Van Khai
NATIONALITY Vietnamese
POPULATION 81,098,416
ETHNIC GROUPS Vietnamese 85%-90%, Chinese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Cham, mountain groups
RELIGIONS Buddhist, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic, some Protestant), indigenous belifes, Muslim
LANGUAGE Vietnamese, English, some French, Chinese, and Khmer, mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
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