- Situated in Southeast Asia bordering China, Cambodia and Laos.
- Population estimate 85,262,356 rank number 13 up 1.02 % July 2007 est.
- GNI per capita is US$ 690 in 2006 which rank 169 sources Worldbank.
- Vietnam is the second-fastest growing economy in the world.
- Country area is 332,378 sq km - with the population density of 254 people square km.
- Vietnam's major industries are construction, manufacturing, mining, and quarrying.
- 17,546,488 Internet users as of Septemter 2007 which 20.6% of the population, according to VNNIC.
- Major cities are Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Can Tho, and Hue.
- Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam.
- Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
- There are four level of government including central, provincial, district, and communal.
- Member of United Nations since 1977.
- Member of the ASEAN Free Trade Area, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum and the Association of Southeast Asian nations.
- Member of the International Monetary Fund, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the ADB.
- Vietnam and U.S. entered into a Bilateral Trade Agreement (USBTA).
- Vietnam entered into the General Agreement on Economic Cooperation with the European Union.
- Vietnam has the second-fastest growing economies in Asia behind China.
- According to Worldbank, GNI per capita is US$ 690 in 2006 which rank 169.
- Vietnam produces and exports and manufactured goods including rice, coffee, oil and gas, aquatic products, footwear, garments, electronics and handicrafts.
- GDP has increased from US$30.2 billion in 2000 to US$58.1 billion in 2006
- Annual percentage growth rate of GDP 6.8% in 2000, 8.4% in 2005, 8.2% in 2006.
- Investment continued to remain strong rising from 38.4 percent of GDP in 2004 to 38.9 percent in 2005, according to MPI data.
- Tourism, construction, telecommunications, trade, infrastructure, transportation, finance and other services are the growth of the Vietnamese economy.
- An additional 40,000 new businesses were registered in 2005, representing an increase of 9 percent in number and 45 percent in registered capital.
- Export earnings grew by 22 percent in 2005.