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Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam, a culturally rich nation seeking to redefine its role in the modern world. Take a tour of this Southeast Asian country!

Get to know Vietnam. Find out about its culture and people.

 

Official name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

 

Size: 127,881 square miles (331,210 square kilometers); slightly larger than New Mexico

 

Population: 91,519,289 as of 2011

 

Capital: Hanoi

 

Official language: Vietnamese, though English is widely spoken

 

Currency: Dong

 

Climate: Tropical in the south; in the north, a hot rainy season alternates with a warm dry season

 

Products: Rice, coffee, rubber, tea, pepper, cashews, soybeans, corn, sugarcane, peanuts, sweet potatoes, bananas, poultry, fish, seafood; clothing, shoes

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