PROFILE OF VIETNAM
Official Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Population: 90,549,390 (July 2011 est.)
Population Growth Rate: 1.077% (2011 est.)
Current Local Time: 14 hrs ahead of PST in summer and 15 hrs ahead of PST in winter (there is no daylight saving in Vietnam). Click
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Languages: Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored
as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area
languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
Forecast in Hanoi
Currency: Vietnam Dong (VND) Click
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Major exports: clothes, shoes, marine products, crude oil, electronics, wooden products, rice, machinery
Total exports: $72.27 billion (2010 est.)
Major imports: machinery and equipment, petroleum products, steel products, raw materials for the clothing and shoe industries, electronics, plastics, automobiles
Total imports: $79.95 billion (2010 est.)
Leading markets: US 20%, Japan 10.7%, China 9.8%, South Korea 4.3% (2010 est.)
Leading suppliers: China 23.8%, South Korea 11.6%, Japan 10.8%, Taiwan 8.4%, Thailand 6.7%, Singapore 4.9% (2010 est.)
Gross Domestic Product: $276.6 billion (purchasing power parity, 2010 est.)
GDP growth: 6.8% (2010 est.)
Source: CIA World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vm.html)
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of State - Background Note: Vietnam
Basic socio-economic facts about Vietnam, human development report,
Vietnam World Bank Data: GNI per capita,education, infrastructure, external debt, labor & social protection, literacy rate, CO2 emissions, mortality rate, etc.
World Bank Projects in Vietnam:
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Information for Travelers: Medical resources for Americans traveling
Health Organization information on Vietnam: Health information
on Vietnam from W.H.O.
Information about VISA, Entry Procedures to enter Vietnam, provided
by Vietnam Embassy in the United States