South East Asia
Full country name
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam
329,566 sq. km (128, 527 square miles).
Over 97 million (Growth Rate 1.2%).
Hanoi (population 10 million).
10 ethnic groups include Kinh (85%), Tay, Thai, Muong, Khmer, Hoa, Nung, Mong,. Dao and Gia Rai.
Vietnamese, French, Spanish, 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.