Vietnam Country Facts

Essential facts, basic figures and useful websites for planning a move to Vietnam...

Formal Name Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Cong Hoa Xa Hoi Chu Nghia Viet Nam)
Capital Hanoi
Main Cities Ho Chi Minh City, Haiphong, Da Nang
Official Language Vietnamese
Currency Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Dialling Code +84
Emergency numbers 114 (fire), 113 (police), 115 (ambulance)
Time Zone Indochina Time (ICT) – UTC+7
Daylight Savings Time Vietnam does not observe DST
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 220 Volts at 50 Hz, plug types A (in Southern Vietnam) and C (in Northern Vietnam), type G available in some modern hotels
Government Communist state
Population 92,477,857 (July 2013 est.)
Climate Tropical in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March)
Land Surface 310,070 sq Km
Coastline 3,444 Km (excluding islands)
Vietnamese flag Vietnamese flag

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