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Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam  (Vietnamese)
Motto: Độc lập – Tự do – Hạnh phúc
"Independence – Liberty – Happiness"
Anthem: Tiến Quân Ca
"Army March"
Vietnam (orthographic projection).svg
Location Vietnam ASEAN.svg
Location of Vietnam (green)

in ASEAN (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

21°2′N 105°51′E / 21.033°N 105.850°E / 21.033; 105.850
Largest cityHo Chi Minh City
10°48′N 106°39′E / 10.800°N 106.650°E / 10.800; 106.650
National languageVietnamese[n 1]
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic
Nguyễn Phú Trọng
• President
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Phạm Minh Chính
Vương Đình Huệ
LegislatureNational Assembly
before 1500
• Empire of Việt Nam proclaimed
2 September 1945
21 July 1954
30 April 1975
• Reunification
2 July 1976
28 November 2013[n 2]
• Total
331,699 km2 (128,070 sq mi) (66th)
• Water (%)
• 2019 census
96,208,984[2] (15th)
• Density
295.0/km2 (764.0/sq mi) (29th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $1.047 trillion[5] (23rd)
• Per capita
Increase $10,755[5] (106th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $340.602 billion[5] (35th)
• Per capita
Increase $3,498[5] (115th)
Gini (2018)Positive decrease 35.7[6]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.704[7]
high · 117th
Currencyđồng (₫) (VND)
Time zoneUTC+07:00 (Vietnam Standard Time)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+84
ISO 3166 codeVN
Internet TLD.vn


Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country in Southeast Asia. Located at the eastern edge of mainland Southeast Asia, it covers 311,699 square kilometres. With a population of over 96 million, it is the world's fifteenth-most populous country. Vietnam borders China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, and shares maritime borders with Thailand through the Gulf of Thailand, and the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia through the South China Sea. Its capital is Hanoi and its largest city is Ho Chi Minh City.