Fast facts on Vietnam
Full Country Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Location: South East Asia. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, and Cambodia to the southwest.
Total Area: 329,566 sq. km (128, 527 sq. miles)
Population: Approximatley 90 million (2011)
Capital City: Hanoi (population about 6 million)
People: 85% Vietnamese (Kinh), 3% ethnic Chinese,also Khmer, Cham (a remnant of the Champa Kingdom) and members of some 54 ethnic minority groups
Languages: Vietnamese, French, Chinese, English and a variety of Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian local dialects
Religions: Buddhism is the principal religion but there are also sizeable Taoist, Confucian, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Muslim and Christian minorities. Ancestor worship is also widely practiced.
Current President: Mr. Truong Tan Sang
Current Prime Minister: Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung