71 Facts About Vietnam

1. In 1986, Vietnam introduced their Doi Moi policy of economic "renovation".

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2. On October 26, 1955, South Vietnam declared itself the Republic of Vietnam.

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3. Under the terms of the agreed trade deal, Vietnam's ruling Communist Party has acceded to certain liberalizing reforms, namely in regard to labor rights and environmental policies.

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4. Vietnam has participated in the Summer Olympic Games since 1952 when it competed as the State of Vietnam.

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5. Furthermore, the urbanisation movements in Vietnam is mainly between the rural areas and the country Southeast region.

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6. On 2 July 1976, North and South Vietnam were merged to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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7. In 1986, the Communist Party of Vietnam initiated a series of economic and political reforms that began Vietnam's path toward integration into the world economy.

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8. From the 1st to 6th centuries AD, southern Vietnam was part of the Indianised Cambodian kingdom of Funan—famous for its refined art and architecture.

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9. In 2003, Vietnam exported $5.55 billion of goods to the US and imported $1.32 billion of US goods.

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10. Prime Minister of Vietnam, presently Phan Van Khai, heads a cabinet currently composed of three deputy prime ministers and the heads of 26 ministries and commissions, all confirmed by the National Assembly.

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11. In 1999, Vietnam exported $655 million of goods to the US and imported $291 million of US goods.

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12. Through the 1980s, Vietnam received nearly $3 billion a year in economic and military aid from the Soviet Union and conducted most of its trade with the USS.

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13. Vietnam is a long, narrow, S-shaped, country on the eastern coast of the Indochinese peninsula.

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14. Vietnam is a long, narrow country at the eastern edge of the Indochinese Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

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15. In 2005, Vietnam exported $6.5 billion of goods to the US and imported $1.19 billion of US goods.

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16. In 2005, Vietnam had an estimated 109 radios and 197 televisions for every 1,000 people.

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17. Vietnam is divided into 58 provinces and 3 municipalities—Hanoi, Haiphong, and Ho Chi Minh City-all of which are administered by the national government.

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18. In 1992, Vietnam signed agreements with the United Kingdom providing for the forcible return of almost all the 55,700 boat people remaining in Hong Kong.

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19. In 2004, Vietnam exported $5 billion of goods to the US and imported $1.13 billion of US goods.

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20. In 2007, Vietnam hosted visits by five US Navy vessels in 2007, including a port call to Dan-ang by the humanitarian supply ship USS Peleliu, carrying a multinational contingent of medical and engineering personnel.

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21. From the late 1970s until the 1990s, Vietnam was heavily dependent on the Soviet Union and its allies for trade and economic assistance.

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22. Vietnam has a number of offshore islands in Ha Long Bay to the north, in the South China Sea to the east, and near the Mekong River Delta in the south.

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23. Vietnam is bordered on the northeast by the Gulf of Tonkin, on the southeast by the South China Sea, and on the southwest by the Gulf of Thailand.

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24. Vietnam has four major topographic divisions: the Red River Delta in the north; the Mekong Delta in the south; the Annamese Cordillera, a mountain system that spans nearly the entire length of the country; and the central lowlands, a narrow coastal plain between the mountains and the sea in the middle of the country.

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25. Vietnam is a long, narrow country at the eastern edge of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

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26. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Vietnam expanded its control of Southeast Asia by invading Cambodia and by establishing a military presence in Laos.

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27. In 1974, South Vietnam came into direct conflict with China, which seized the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.

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28. Vietnam has 101 radio stations, 7 television stations, and 5 Internet service providers.

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29. In the future, Vietnam could import electricity from Laos, which has great hydroelectric potential.

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30. Vietnam has a unicameral National Assembly whose 450 members are elected every 5 years.

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31. Vietnam has a long history dating back to around 2879 BC.

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32. In the central part of the country Vietnam is only 40 kilometers across.

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33. Vietnam is bordered on the north by China and to the west by Laos and Cambodia.

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34. Vietnam has observer status in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

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35. Vietnam has one of the most complex ethno-linguistic mixes in all of Asia.

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36. Until the fifteenth century, Vietnam was limited to a little south of the Tongking Delta.

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37. Vietnam is a member of ASEAN and its free trade area.

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38. The National Bank of Vietnam, established in 1954, was the sole authority for issuing notes, controlling credit, and supervising the formation of new banks and changes in banking establishments.

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39. In 2004, Vietnam was Asia's third-largest oil producer, with crude oil production averaging 403,300 barrels per day.

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40. Vietnam has reserves of natural gas, estimated by the Oil and Gas Journal, as of 1 January 2005, at 6.8 trillion cu ft.

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41. In 2004, Vietnam had 20,071 vessels engaged in offshore fishing.

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42. In 2005, Vietnam had a merchant fleet of 194 ships of 1,000 GRT or more, totaling 1,170,621 GRT.

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43. In 1992, Vietnam signed agreements with the United Kingdom providing for the forcible repatriation of almost all the 55,700 "boat people" remaining in Hong Kong.

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44. Vietnam is entirely located in the tropical belt lying between the equator and the Tropic of Cancer.

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45. Vietnam is relatively isolated in comparison with Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore, while there are several directSaigon Read More.

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46. Vietnam is often depicted as a place with steamy jungles and hot beaches, but country's climate is quite diverse, with Read More.

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47. Vietnam is a long, narrow nation shaped like the letter s It is in Southeast Asia on the eastern edge of the peninsula known as Indochina.

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48. Along the coast of central Vietnam are regosols and noncalcic brown soils.

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49. In 1954, the French withdrew and Vietnam was partitioned with the promise of democratic elections.

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50. Vietnam has an area of 331,210 sq km, along with the eastern coastal strip of Southeast Asia.

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51. Through the 1980s, Vietnam received nearly $3 billion a year in economic and military aid from the Soviet Union and conducted most of its trade with that country and with other Council for Mutual Economic Assistance countries.

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52. In 2017, Vietnam successfully chaired the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference with its key priorities including inclusive growth, innovation, strengthening small and medium enterprises, food security, and climate change.

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53. Vietnam has a young population, stable political system, commitment to sustainable growth, relatively low inflation, stable currency, strong FDI inflows, and strong manufacturing sector.

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54. Throughout the 1980s, Vietnam received nearly $3 billion a year in economic and military aid from the Soviet Union and conducted most of its trade with the USSR and other Comecon countries.

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55. In 1976, the government of united Vietnam renamed Saigon as Ho Chi Minh City in honor of Ho, who died in 1969.

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56. In July 1949, the State of Vietnam was officially proclaimed, as a semi-independent country within the French Union, with Bao Đai as Head of State.

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57. The name Vietnam is thus known to be used since Emperor Gia Long's reign.

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58. At his withdrawal, Vietnam extended in what would be considered as "the first Southeast Asian Empire" and perhaps, one of the most powerful nation in Asia.

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59. Under the Geneva Accords of 1954, Vietnam was divided into the Communist North and anti-Communist South.

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60. Vietnam is home to the world's largest cave, Son Doong.

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61. In 2016, Vietnam participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics where they won their first gold medal.

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62. As of 2016, the population of Vietnam standing at approximately 94.6 million people.

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63. Since the partition, North Vietnam has established a public health system that reached down to the hamlet level.

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64. Vietnam has made significant advances in the development of robots, such as the TOPIO humanoid model.

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65. Vietnam has a millennium-deep legacy of analytical histories, such as the Đai Viet su ky toan thu of Ngo Si Lien.

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66. In 2010, Vietnam was ranked as the 8th largest crude petroleum producers in the Asia and Pacific region.

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67. The Supreme People's Court of Vietnam, headed by a Chief Justice, is the country's highest court of appeal, though it is answerable to the National Assembly.

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68. Vietnam is a unitary Marxist-Leninist one-party socialist republic, one of the two communist states in Southeast Asia.

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69. Vietnam is located on the eastern Indochinese Peninsula between the latitudes 8° and 24°N, and the longitudes 102° and 110°E.

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70. In December 1974, North Vietnam captured the province of Phuoc Long and started a full-scale offensive, culminating in the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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71. Between the 11th and 18th centuries, Vietnam expanded southward in a process known as nam tien, eventually conquering the kingdom of Champa and part of the Khmer Empire.

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