Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia, located on the Indochina Peninsula. It is bordered to the West by Laos and Cambodia, to the North by China, and to the East and South by the South China Sea. The capital city is Hanoi. Vietnam is a multi-ethnic country. More than fifty-four ethnic groups inhabit the territories of Vietnam from the Northern Highlands to the Southern tip of Ka Mau. The ethnic majority of Vietnam – Kinh – miniature, dark-haired, with brown or black eyes, the indigenous people of the country make up a eighty percent of the total number of inhabitants of Vietnam.
Some other ethnic groups include the H’mong, Myong, Zao, and Thai peoples living in the Northern Highlands of Vietnam. The peoples living in the Southern Highlands of Vietnam include the Bahnar, Ede, M’nong, Giarai, and Stieng tribes.
The population of Vietnam is 9.3 % Buddhist, 6.7 % Catholic, 1.5 % Hoa Hao, 1.1 % Khao dai, 0.5 % Protestant, 80.8 % atheist and followers of local animist cults.
The currency of Vietnam is the dong. $1 = approximately 16,000 Vietnamese dong. The domain is .vn and the country code is +84.
National symbols of Vietnam are Vietnamese flag, Coat of Arms and the “Army Marching Song” National anthem of Vietnam. Moreover, Lotus is also Vietnamese national symbol. No wonder the lotus is one the nationals symbol of Vietnam. But the lotus is not just a beautiful flower, but also an agricultural crop with high economic value. All the parts of the lotus are used for different purposes. Flowers, grains, seeds, roots, leaves-everything can be used.
Pho is Vietnamese national dish. It includes burdock rice. The dish is very common and has been around for a very long time. The soup consists of pure and sweet broth, soft burdock and soft fragrant meat. Their official language is Vietnamese.
Takraw is the national sport of Vietnam. Regular championships are held on it and it is similar to volleyball, but not with your hands, but with your feet.View the national symbols of Vietnam below: