Facts and stats about Vietnam

92.48 million

Population. Ranked 14th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 131st in 2012.


Cambodia 1,228 km, China 1,281 km, Laos 2,130 km
Largest city Hanoi - 3,083,800
Capital city Hanoi - 3,083,800
Major language Vietnamese
Major religion Buddhism
Monetary unit dong
Prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung
Alternative names Vietnam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Việt Nam, Vietnam SR, Cong Hoa Xa Hoi Chu Nghia Viet Nam, Viet Nam
Groups East Asia and Pacific, Former French colonies, Hot countries, Non-religious countries, World

Interesting observations about Vietnam

  • Vietnam ranked second for sex ratio > at birth amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Vietnam ranked first for population amongst Former French colonies in 2013.
  • Vietnam ranked first for secondary education, duration > years amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2012.
  • Vietnam ranked first for tax > GDP per capita > constant LCU globally in 2012.
  • Vietnam has had the highest world bank exchange rate since 1989.
  • Vietnam has had the highest GNI per capita > constant LCU since 2003.
  • Vietnam ranked second last for GDP amongst Non-religious countries in 2012.