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Vietnam

Vietnam
  • Capital

    Capital

    Hanoi

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:20

  • Population

    Population

    93.57 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +84

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₫ VND (dong)

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Vietnam

Vietnam
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Hanoi

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:20

  • Population

    Population

    93.57 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +84

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₫ VND (dong)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 279

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.04 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 821mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    329 560 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    7%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    48%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    35%

  • Railways

    Railways

    3186km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    37.94 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Kinh - 86 %
    Tay - 1 %
    Thai - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Buddhist - 9 %
    Catholic - 7 %
    Hoa Hao - 2 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    93.5%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Vietnamese
    English
    French

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    522 000

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    8.7 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    47.1%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    137 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    food processing, garments, shoes, machine-building, mining, coal, steel, cement, chemical fertilizer

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    paddy rice, coffee, rubber, tea, pepper, soybeans, cashews, sugar cane, peanuts

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    phosphates, coal, manganese, rare earth elements, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas, timber, hydropower

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    phosphates, coal, manganese, rare earth elements, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas, timber, hydropower

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    36%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    166 911kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    68 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    24

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What not to do when visiting Vietnam

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Don't wear shorts, tatty beer t-shirts, skirts, low-neck tops and bare shoulders when visiting pagodas - it's extremely rude and offensive.

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Don't show off. Keep a low profile and a cool head. Losing your temper in Vietnam means a loss of face.

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Don't sit with your feet pointing towards people.

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Don't show affection with a member of the opposite sex in public. Anything beyond holding hands is seriously frowned upon.

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Don't touch someone's head and point with your finger.

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Don't sit until shown where to sit. The oldest person sits first.

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Don't accept the gift by one hand in Vietnam - it can mean you are not grateful. Always use both hands to show your gratitude.

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Don't give handkerchiefs, anything black, yellow flowers or chrysanthemums as a gift. Bring fruit, sweets, flowers, or incense as a gift if invited to a Vietnamese home.

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Don't forget to take off your shoes before entering a Vietnamese home.

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Don't sleep or sit with the soles of your feet pointing towards the family altar when visiting someone's house.

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Don't take video cameras into the ethnic minority villages - they are considered to be intrusive by locals.

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Don't neglect to learn how to use chopsticks. Try to finish everything on plate and rest your chopsticks on top of your rice bowl when finished. Hold tie spoon in your left hand while eating soup.

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Don't take a photo of somebody without asking for permission. Don't take pictures of anything to do with military.

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Don't carry large amount of money or wear a lot of jewellery. Never leave your bags unattended.

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Don't forget to offer a slight head bow and handshake with both hands when meeting. Among women and opposite sexes, a simple nod of acknowledgement is universal.

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Don't change money from not recognized moneychanger.

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Don't lose the temper and cause "loss of face". The concept of "saving face" is extremely important in East Asian social relationships.

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Don’t leave your drinks or food unattended.

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Don’t expect Vietnamese to say direct “no” even that’s the right position for them - they are more indirect communicators and avoid negative responses.

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Don't expect to sleep late as Vietnam starts moving at 6am and the noise can e overwhelming.

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Don't forget to do some haggling at outdoor markets, but not at indoor shops and restaurants.

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Don't provide your passport as collateral when hiring vehicles - better use cash as deposit.

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Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Don’t point to someone with index finger - it’s considered rude. Use the whole hand, palm flat.

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Don’t use left hand to passing objects - use both hands.

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Don't refuse a cup of tea when offered.

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Don't be too affectionate in public - kissing, cuddling and similar behaviour are frowned upon if in public, especially amongst older locals.

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Don't pull the motorbike in the middle of the road when trying to turn right as you might be hit from behind or from the front by others. Most of the traffic accidents are caused by this as it's common vehicles are overtaking within each of the sides in parallel and stopping in the middle can cause you big troubles.

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Don't point at people or things with your feet - it's considered very rude as the feet are considered as the most inferior parts of the human body.

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Don't show disrespect to Buddha or its images - large or small, ruined or not, it's regarded as a sacred object.

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Don’t forget the rainy season usually runs from June to December.

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Don't get stuck in Hanoi during the Tet holidays. It's Vietnamese New Year and biggest holiday in Vietnam - check your calendar, the dates change every year.

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Don't try to outrun the rainstorm on your moped.

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Don't touch a monk. Treat monks with the highest respect. Buddhist monks are forbidden to touch or be touched by a woman, or to accept anything from the hand of woman.

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