Languages: Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer, mountain area languages.
The country shares maritime borders with Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. Vietnam has a population of 92.6 million people (in 2016), it is the 13th most populous country in the world.
With an area of 331,689 km² Vietnam is about three times the size of Bulgaria or slightly larger than the U. Spoken language is Vietnamese, English is increasingly favored as a second language, and there are still people speak some French.
Capital city of Vietnam is Hanoi (Ha Noi), former capital of the Republic of Vietnam and largest city is Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon).
Background: France occupied all of Vietnam by 1884.
Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre Hanoi Vietnam water puppetry performances.
Tieng Hat Que Huong Performance group devoted to preserve, develop and promote Vietnamese Traditional Music. Viet Site with comprehensive information on Vietnemese culture. Incombank Industrial and Commercial Bank of Vietnam, a state-owned commercial bank. Vietbig Vietnam Yellow Pages - Business directory Transportation Airline Viet Nam Airlines Serves Indochina and Asia regions.
Viet (Kinh) (87%), Chinese (3%), Tay, Thai, Muong, Hoa, Khmer, Nung, other mountain people.
Religions: Buddhism, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian, animism, Islam.
Exports - commodities: clothes, shoes, electronics, seafood, crude oil, rice, coffee, wooden products, machinery Exports - partners: US 21.2%, China 13.3%, Japan 8.4%, South Korea 5.5%, Germany 4.1% (2015) Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment, petroleum products, steel products, raw materials for the clothing and shoe industries, electronics, plastics, automobiles Imports - partners: China 34.1%, South Korea 14.3%, Singapore 6.5%, Japan 6.4%, Hong Kong 5.1%, Thailand 4.5% (2015) Currency: Dong (VND) Vietnam in numbers Viet Nam keys tatistical data.