Official Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Capital: Hanoi
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 here to view time.
Languages: Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
Climate/Weather: Weather Forecast in Hanoi
Currency: Vietnam Dong (VND) Click here for currency converter.

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 (


About Vietnam
World Bank Country Profile: Comprehensive information on demographics, environment, economy, technology, infrastructure, trade and finance.
CIA World Factbook: Basic information, covering geography, population, government, economy, etc.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Vietnam
UNDP Vietnam: Basic socio-economic facts about Vietnam, human development report, ODA, etc.

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: information about World Bank projects in Vietnam.
Intellasia: business analysis.

Transportation Profile: Information for various modes of transportation in Vietnam.

Foreign Entry Requirements: For U.S. citizens traveling on tourism/business.
Medical Information for Travelers: Medical resources for Americans traveling abroad.
World Health Organization information on Vietnam: Health information on Vietnam from W.H.O.
Visit Vietnam: Information about VISA, Entry Procedures to enter Vietnam, provided by Vietnam Embassy in the United States

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