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    Information About Vietnam

    About Vietnam

    Socialist republic of Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world found within Southeast Asia. The official motto of the state "independence-freedom-happiness" while "army march" is the national anthem. The capital city of Vietnam is Hanoi while Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city and the official language used in the country is the Vietnamese. The form of governance used is the Marxist-Leninist and single party state where the president, prime minister and the chairperson of the national assembly, are the top governmental leaders. The legislature of Vietnam is the national assembly which is bicameral and the Vietnamese folk is the national religion. The country lies within the Indochina time zone and the commercial currency used is the dong with the +84 being the calling code of the state.

    History of Vietnam

    The catholic militias from France led the military in a series of conquest in Vietnam which resulted to disintegration of the Vietnam's independence from 1859 and 1885. Vietnam gained independence after the World War II and in 1954 Ho Chi Minh who was the leader of the communist forces conquered the French who were still ruling the state. The cease-fire agreement, signed in 1973, led to the displacement of the US army from Vietnam although the US was providing both economic and military assistance to the country of Vietnam. The communist rule endorsed by the North Vietnamese brought both the north communist and the south anti communists under the same country. The conservative leadership policies together with the mass exodus of the Vietnam citizens made the country undergo little economic growth despite the presence of peace. Many human rights activists in Vietnam organized small –scale protest both in the urban and rural areas in push for the fair mechanisms, increase in political space and even others issues connected to land. The current governmental authorities have laid out some structural reforms and showed off the commitments to stabilize the economy of the county and majorly improve on the export-driven industries.

    Geography of Vietnam

    Vietnam is found within the south-eastern Asia within the eastern parts of the Indochina peninsula. The country covers a total area of 331,210 square kilometers where large parts are dry land while the rest of the country is covered by water. Vietnam is slightly larger than the New Mexico and has a total 4,616 kilometers land boundaries. The country has a coastline of 3,444 kilometers without the islands where the southern and northern regions are dominated by low and flat deltas while the central regions are mostly covered by the islands. The north-eastern and parts of the northern areas of the state have many mountains. The lowest part of the country lies within the South China Sea at zero meters below the sea level while the highly raised part of the country is within the Fai san pan at 3,144 meters above the sea level.

    Climate of Vietnam

    The great difference between the latitudes on which Vietnam lies within, results to the variation in the climatic condition in different parts of the country. The northeast regions along the South China Sea experience monsoon winds which result to dry winter seasons from November to April although many parts of the country experience the same dry winters and rainy summers. The plains usually experience higher annual temperatures than the mountainous regions.

    Natural Resources in Vietnam

    Vietnam has several potential oils and natural gas deposits and coal reserves. Many parts of the country possesses large arable land for agricultural practices and even the country has ventured in hydro power industry for energy generation. Other mineral deposits of economic value include manganese, phosphates and chromate.

    Tourist Attraction in Vietnam

    The natural wonderful beauty of Vietnam along with the long history and traditions attracts many tourists every year. The seaside resort town of Nha Trang with beautiful beaches and clean sands, the tunnels of Cu Chi which was used as the hiding places of the Viet Kong guerrillas, the Mekong deltas covered with large rice fields, the Mui Ne fishing village encountered by strong sea breezes and the Sa Pa Terraces covered with rice fields provide wonderful destination places for the tourists. Other magnetic sites within the territory of Vietnam include the Phu Quoc which is the largest island in Vietnam with the great beaches covered by tropical forests on the edges, the fishing village of Hoi An which acted as the international port in the ancient days and the favorite leisure site of the Hoan Kiem Lake. The major cities include:
    • Ho Chi Minh city
    • Hanoi
    • Da Nang
    • Haiphong
    • Bien Hoanha Trang
    • Can Tho

    Famous Hotels in Vietnam

    The famous hotels of Vietnam are
    • Hanoi Elegance Diamond hotel
    • The Nam Hoi Hai An
    • JW Marriot Hotel Hanoi
    • Mia Resort Nha Trang
    • Essence Hoi An Hotel and spa
    • Fusion Maia Da Nang
    • Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

    Vietnam Culture and Cuisine

    The Vietnam white food made of rice, wheat and legumes is a popular meal served almost in all restaurants. Noodles are served almost in every meal either lunch or dinner. Deep and stir frying and boiling are the techniques of cooking, where they do not use too much oil in their meals to preserve the freshness of the foods. Fresh vegetables and herbs usually accompany every meal.

    International Airports in Vietnam

    • Can Tho international airport
    • Chu Lai international airport
    • Lien Khuong international airport
    • Cat Bi international airport
    • Tan Son Nhat international airport
    • Phu Bai international airport
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015

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    Facts about Vietnam

    Independence Day2-Sep-45
    ClimateHumid Subtropical and Tropical
    Area331,210 sq km
    CurrencyDong (VND)
    Dialling Code84
    NeighboursCambodia, China, Laos