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Viet Nam Country Profile

Vietnam Country Map

Generic country information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures.

Generic Information:

Vietnam (Listeni/ˌviːətˈnɑːm/, /viˌɛt-/, /-ˈnæm/, /ˌvjɛt-/;[7] Vietnamese pronunciation: [viət˨ naːm˧] ( listen)), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV; Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam (About this sound listen)), is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated 90.3 million inhabitants as of 2012, it is the world's 13th-most-populous country, and the eighth-most-populous Asian country. The name Vietnam translates as "Southern Viet" (synonymous with the much more ancient term Nam Viet), and was first officially adopted in 1802 by Emperor Gia Long and again in 1945 with the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh. The country is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the east.[8] Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976. - Wikipedia (publisher), Vietnam,, Date last accessed: 19 Oct 2013.

For a brief history and economic overview of Vietnam, please select the following document:

Vietnam Country Profile Additional Information

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Find the country in the generic links below:

Wikipedia Country Information Website of Wikipedia on Vietnam

IMF Country Information Website of the IMF on Vietnam

Economist Intelligence Unit* Website of the Economist on Vietnam

(*note - this is a paid service)


Facts and Figures:

Wolfram Alpha Website of Wolframalpha on Vietnam

World Bank Website of the Worldbank on Vietnam

Population Information: Website of the Worldpopulationreview on Vietnam