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The Facts on Vietnam
Head of State:
President Nguyen Minh Triet
331,210 square kilometres
Border Countries:
Lao PDR, Cambodia, China
3,444 kilometres (excluding islands)
Capital City:
Total Population:
Population of Capital:
Tropical in the south, monsoons in the north with the hot, rainy season May to September. Warm and dry October to March
Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Khmer
Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, Hoa Hao 1.5%, Cao Dai 1.1%, Protestant 0.5%, Muslim 0.1%, none 80.8%
Ethnic Groups:
Kinh (Viet) 85.7%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.8%, Muong 1.5%, Khmer 1.5%, Mong 1.2%, Nung 1.1%, other5.3%
Monetary Unit:
Dong (VND)
Natural Resources:
Phosphates, coal, manganese, rare earth elements, bauxite, chromate, timber, hydropower
Major Exports:
Clothes, shoes, marine products, crude oil, electronics, wooden products, rice, machinery
Main Export Trading Countries:
US 20%, Japan 10.7%, China 9.8%, South Korea 4.3%
Major Imports:
Machinery & equipment, petroleum products, steel products, raw materials for clothing & shoe industries, electronics, plastics, automobiles
Major Import Trading Countries:
China 23.8%, South Korea 11.6%, Japan 10.8%, Taiwan 8.4%, Thailand 6.7%, Singapore 4.9%
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