Vietnam Fast Facts

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Location

South East Asia

Full country name

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Area

329,566 sq. km (128, 527 square miles).

Population

Over 97 million (Growth Rate 1.2%).

Capital city

Hanoi (population 10 million).

People

10 ethnic groups include Kinh (85%), Tay, Thai, Muong, Khmer, Hoa, Nung, Mong,. Dao and Gia Rai.

Languages

Vietnamese, French, Spanish, English and a variety of Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian local dialects.

Religions

Buddhism is the principal religion but there are also sizeable Taoist, Confucian, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Muslim and Christian minorities.

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