Viet Nam Facts and History

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National Flag of Viet Nam

Interesting facts about Viet Nam

  • Official Name: Cong Hoa Xa Hoi Chu Nghia Viet Nam (Socialist Republic of Vietnam)
  • Form of Government: socialist republic with one legislative house (National Assembly [500])
  • President: Nguyen Xuan Phuc
  • Prime Minister: Pham Minh Chinh
  • GDP: 261.9 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Hanoi
  • Population: 96.46 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Vietnamese
  • Currency: Vietnamese dong
  • Timezone: GMT+7
  • Area: 331,212 km²
  • Dialing Code: +84
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Annamite Range,Ba Vì,Sông Mã
  • Continent: Asia
  • Border Countries: It is bordered by China to the north, the South China Sea to the east and south, the Gulf of Thailand (Gulf of Siam) to the southwest, and Cambodia and Laos to the west.

Map of Viet Nam

National Symbols of Viet Nam

  • National Bird: Golden-Winged Laughingthrush
  • National Anthem: “Tiến Quân Ca” in English means: “Army March”
  • National Animal: Water Buffalo
  • National Flower: Lotus flower
  • National Poet: Nguyen Du
  • National Game: Da Cau