About Vietnam


The Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Mainland Territory: 331,211.6 sq. km
84,115.8 thousand inhabitants (in 2006)
    National Capital: Hanoi

Lying on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like the letter “S”. China borders it to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the East Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.
The country’s total length from north to south is 1,650km. Its width, stretching from east to west, is 600km at the widest point in the north, 400km in the south, and 50km at the narrowest part, in the centre, in Quang Binh Province. The coastline is 3,260km long and the inland border is 4,510km.

102º 08′ – 109º 28′  east
  8º 02′ – 23º 23′  north

Vietnam is also a transport junction from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

Climate: Vietnam lies in the tropics and monsoon (detail)
Three quarters of Vietnam’s territory consist of mountains and hills (detail)
Administrative Units: Vietnam is divided into 64 provinces and cities


Links to Vietnam Information

Vietnam Official Homepage
VIETNAM official homepage at ASEANWEB contains Government Policies, country profiles and etc.
Vietnam Forum
VNForum is a discussion network on all Vietnam-related issues. The Forum’s members include professionals and academics around the world. Many local redistribution networks are linked to the Forum. Archived articles can be read at URL listed above to mail forum
Vietnam Travel Guide
Latest travel information on visa application, where to stay, price guide, etc. Also includes a run down of the major cities in Vietnam.
Center for Trade with Vietnam
This site argues for free trade between Vietnam and the USA while giving the international merchant the tools needed for business success in Vietnam.
Destination Vietnam
General information about Vietnam – climate, history, economy, culture, events, etc. Includes travel information.
Vietnam Travels
A Pictorial Travel Guide which also offers the story of a Vietnam Veteran and his son’s trip back to Vietnam.
VIETNAM ACCESS, For Investors, Exporters and Importers
A resource for market investors, exporters and importers, this page provides information business in Vietnam.
PeaceTrees Vietnam Project
Web site for the PeaceTrees Viet Nam project, a volunteer peace, friendship and environment project in Quang Tri province, Vietnam.
IDRC’s Environment Program in Cambodia
An assessment of IDRC’s first two years of environment programme in Cambodia.
Gopher Menu of Vietnam Information
This gopher site contains information about travel and telecommunication in Vietnam,
Misc Documents
Various miscellaneous documents containing information about Vietnam.
Vietnam War
National Archives gopher documents relating to the Vietnam War.
Vietnam Business Directories
Listings of businesses in Vietnam sorted by category.
Vietnam Links
A collection of links to Vietnam information. Also includes a photo tour of Vietnam.
The soc.culture.vietnamese newsgroup contains issues and discussions of Vietnam.







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