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Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam
Flag of Vietnam
Emblem of Vietnam
Flag Emblem
"Độc lập – Tự do – Hạnh phúc"
"Independence – Freedom – Happiness"
Anthem: "Tiến Quân Ca"
(English: "Army March")
Location of  Vietnam  (green)in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Vietnam  (green)

in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Capital Hanoi
21°2′N 105°51′E / 21.033°N 105.850°E / 21.033; 105.850
Largest city Ho Chi Minh City
Official languages Vietnamese
Official scripts Vietnamese
Ethnic groups
Demonym Vietnamese
Government Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist state
• President
Trần Đại Quang
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân
Legislature National Assembly
• Viet Minh declare independence from France
2 September 1945
30 April 1975
2 July 1976
28 November 2013
• Total
332,698 km2 (128,455 sq mi) (65th)
• Water (%)
• 2015 estimate
91,700,000 (14th)
• Density
276.03/km2 (714.9/sq mi) (46th)
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
• Total
$593.509 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate
• Total
$214.750 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2005–2013) 35.6
HDI (2014) Increase 0.666
medium · 116th
Currency đồng (₫) (VND)
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)
• Summer (DST)
No DST (UTC+7)
Drives on the right
Calling code +84
ISO 3166 code VN
Internet TLD .vn

Coordinates: 16°10′N 107°50′E / 16.167°N 107.833°E / 16.167; 107.833

in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Vietnam (UK /ˌvjɛtˈnæm, -ˈnɑːm/, US Listeni/ˌvətˈnɑːm, -ˈnæm/;Vietnamese: Việt Nam [viət˨ nam˧]), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV; Vietnamese: Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam (About this sound listen)), is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated 90.5 million inhabitants as of 2014, it is the world's 14th-most-populous country, and the eighth-most-populous Asian country. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, Thailand across the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the east and southeast. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976.


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