Vietnam Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: The Vietnamese use rice bowls and chopsticks for the majority of meals. Eating from a rice bowl that is... More
  • Family: Rank in the family denotes status, which carries responsibilities as well as rights. In an extended family (group) culture,... More
  • Fashion: Women sometimes wear the traditional "ao dai", which is a long dress with panels in the front and back worn... More
  • Visiting: In Vietnam, because the majority of people do not have telephones, people drop in on one another all the time.... More

Vietnam Facts

Vietnam stats

Capital Hanoi (Ha Noi)
Government Type communist state
Currency VND
Population 95,261,021
Total Area 127,880 Square Miles
331,210 Square Kilometers
Location Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, as well as China, Laos, and Cambodia
Language Vietnamese (official), English (as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)

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