Vietnam in Brief

Vietnam in Brief Vietnam in Brief

Are you going to travel to Vietnam? Do you know about this country? Hanoi Imperial Hotel is pleased to give you some brief information on Vietnam:

Conventional long form: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Conventional short form: Vietnam

Local long form: Cong Hoa Xa Hoi Chu Nghia Viet Nam

Local short form: Viet Nam

Abbreviation: SRV

Places to visit: Ba Be National Park, Mui Ne Beach, Nha Trang, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City and Bac Ha Market

Capital: Hanoi

Head of State: President Truong Tan Sang, elected on 25 July 2011

Prime Minister: Nguyen Tan Dung, elected on 27 June 2006

Official language: Vietnamese

Nationality: Vietnamese (singular and plural)

Government: Communist state

National flag: Red flag with yellow star

National emblem: A circular in shape; in the middle of a red background is a five-pointed golden star framed by rice ears below which is half a cogwheel and the inscription: Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

National anthem: Anthem "Tiến Quân Ca" in English means: "Army March"

National flower: The Red Lotus was adopted as the national flower of the Vietnamese since 2011. It is the symbol of purity, commitment and optimism for the future.

National bird: Vietnam doesn't have a national bird. Our national animals are the tiger, water buffalo and dragon.

National Day: on 2 September 1945

Continent: Asia

Administrative divisions: 59 provinces and 5 municipalities (Can Tho, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh)

Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia

Terrain: low, flat delta in south and north; central highlands; hilly, mountainous in far north and north Water coverage rate: 6,38%

Climate: tropical in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March)

Natural resources: phosphates, coal, manganese, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, forests, hydropower

Time Zone: GMT +7 hours

Standard Time: Hanoi Time

Population: 91,5 million (July 2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups in Vietnam: Officially, there are 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, and Kinh is the major ethnic group.

Currency in Vietnam: dong (VND)vietnam tours, vietnam travel, vietnam hotels, vietnam visa

Exchange Rate: 21,830.00 VND= 1 USD

Country code: 2 digit: VN, 3 digit: VNM

Telephone code: +84

Lucky color: Red is considered a lucky colour. It’s the dominant colour in a traditional Vietnamese wedding and will lead to a rosy future.

Vietnamese staple food: Rice, wheat, maize.

Vietnamese Main Industries: food processing, garments, shoes, machine-building, mining, cement, chemical fertilizer, glass, tires, oil, coal, steel, paper

Vietnamese Agricultural products: paddy rice, corn, potatoes, rubber, soybeans, coffee, tea, bananas, sugar; poultry, pigs, fish

Religions: Buddhism, Taoist, Confucian, Hoa Hao, Cao Daists, Muslim and Christian Vietnamese Festivals

Mid-Autumn Festival: is called Tet Trung Thu in Vietnam

Vu Lan Festival: showing gratitude to parents, ancestors that be organized on 15th of seventh lunar month.

Lunar New Year (Tết Nguyên Đán): Biggest national festival – The whole people take part in. Time: The 30th day of the twelfth lunar month of the previous year to the 3rd day of the first lunar month of the new year.

Tet Nguyen Tieu Festival: is organized after the Lunar New Year. This festival has a custom of hanging lantern or flower and it is called Hoi Hoa Dang.

Top tourist cities: Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Haiphong, Danang, Cantho, Nha Trang, Hue, Hoi An

Top tourist attractions: Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Danang, Sapa, Halong Bay, Mekong Delta, Hoian.

The quintessence of Vietnamese culture: Space of Gong Culture, village festival, Ceramic, Vietnamese folk music

The World’s Heritage in Vietnam: Halong Bay(Quang Ninh), Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park(Quang Binh), Dong Van Stone Plateau (Ha Giang), Nha Nhac- Vietnamese Court Music(Thua Thien Hue), My Son Sanctuary (Quang Nam), Hoi An Acient Town(Quang Nam), The Space of Gong Culture(Tay Nguyen), Quan Ho Flok Songs(Bac Ninh), Ca Tru Singing, Woodblocks of Nguyen Dynasty, Stone Steles in Van Mieu- Quoc Tu Giam, Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long- Ha Noi, Giong Festival of Phu Dong and Soc Temples, Citadel of the Ho Dynasty (Vinh Loc, Thanh Hoa), Xoan singing of Phu Tho Province.

Vietnam highest mountain: Phanxipang (3.134m)

Highest hydroelectric power plants: Hoa Binh, Son La.

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