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Vietnam Basic Information Update 2017

Last Updated: 20th April 2018


Nation Social Republic of Vietnam
Capital Hanoi (2016 population 7.33 million)
Independence day September 2nd  1945
Politics One-party state
Army Vietnam’s People Army
Currency Vietnam Dong


Location Southeast Asia
Provinces 5 municipalities and 58 provinces
Area 331,230.8 km2
Climate Tropical and Monsoon
Time zone GMT+7


Population (2017 est) 93.7 million
Density (2017 est) 282.88 people/km2
Urban population (2017 est) 32.9 million (35.1%)
Average age (2017) 30.8
Languages Vietnamese, Minorities’ languages
Main language Vietnamese
Ethnicity 54 Ethnic groups (Kinh (Viet) 85.7%)
Life expectancy at birth (2017) 73.7 years old
HDI (2015) 0.683


GDP (nominal, 2017) 5,007,857 billion VND (223 billion USD)
GDP Per capita (2017) 53.5 million VND (2,385 USD)
GDP annual growth rate (2017) 6.81%
CPI annual growth rate (2017) 3.53%
Unemployment rate (2017) 2.24%
Exchange rate (2018 April) 1 USD=22,810 VND

1JPY=212.98 VND


Data Source:General Statistics Office, Vietcombank, Central Intelligence Agency

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