Basic Facts
Full name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Land area: 329,566 sq. km.
Population: 75 Million
Capital City: Hanoi
People: 85% Vietnamese, 3% ethnic Chinese, also Khmers, Chams (remnant of the once-great Indianised Champa Kingdom) and members of some 60 etholinguistic groups
Languages: Vietnamese, Russian, French, Chinese, English and variety of Mon-Khmer and Melayo-Polynesian local dialects
Religion: Buddhism is the principal religion but there are also sizeable Taoist, Confucian, Hoa Hao, Caodists, Muslim and Christian minorities
Government: Communist People’s Republic

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