Vietnam Basic Information Update 2018

01 Jan

By: B&Company Vietnam


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Last Updated: 25th June 2019


Nation Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Capital Hanoi (2017 population 7.66 million)
Independence day September 2nd 1945
Politics One-party state (Communist 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 (2018 July est) 97.04 million
Density (2017 est) 305 people/km2
Urban population (2017 est) 32.2 million (33.6%)
Average age (2017) 30.8
Languages Vietnamese, English Minorities’ languages
Main language Vietnamese
Ethnicity 54 Ethnic groups (Kinh (Viet) 85.7%)
Life expectancy at birth (2018) 73.9 years old
HDI (2018) 0.694


GDP (2017) 5,119,892 billion VND (220.4 billion USD)
GDP Per capita (2017) 160.287 million VND (6,900 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=23,350 VND
1JPY=222.61 VND

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

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