South East Asia
Full country name:
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
329,566 sq. km (128, 527 square miles).
Over 83 million (Growth Rate 1.2%).
Hanoi (population 4 million).
85% ethnic Vietnamese, 3% ethnic Chinese, also Khmer, Cham (a remnant of the once great Indianised Champa Kingdom) and members of some 55 ethno-linguistic groups.
Vietnamese, French, Chinese, English and a variety of Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian local dialects.
Buddhism is the principal religion but there are also sizeable Taoist, Confucian, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Muslim and Christian minorities.
Mr. Nguyen Minh Triet.
Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung