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.
|Former name(s)||Bac Bo and Champa|
|Official name(s)||Socialist Republic of Vietnam|
|Alternative name(s)||Champa (historical kingdom), Đại Việt|
|Regional location||Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, as well as China, Laos, and Cambodia|
|Country name etymology||Unknown|
|Climate||Tropical in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March)|
|Terrain||Low, flat delta in south and north; central highlands; hilly, mountainous in far north and northwest|
|National Day||2 Sep 1945|
|Ethnicity||Tày, Tai, Mường & Hmong|
|Head of government||Prime Minister|
|Driving side||Drive on the Right-hand side|
|Total area||331,699 km2 (128,070 sq mi)|
|Timezone||UTC+07:00 (Vietnam Standard Time)|
|Average elevation||398 m (1,306 ft)|
|Mains electricity||220 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Vietnam is Water Buffalo
The National flower of Vietnam is Lotus flower. Botanical name is Nelumbo nucifera.
The National bird of Vietnam is Tiger shrike
Eating as in the North; clothing as in the South. The rich become deaf and the mighty blind. Man is the flower of the earth. He that knows nothing doubts nothing. Eating is much but accommodating is little. The chained buffalo doesn’t enjoy grazing. Young bamboo trees are easy to bend. All chili is hot; all women are jealous. One piece of food while hungry equals a big box of food while full. Many dishes make many diseases. Old foxes want no tutor. Like money, like stuff. Never forget benefits done you, regardless how small. Eat to see the bowl, go to see the way. Eating and sitting without labour. Blood is much thicker than water.