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My Travel Guide
Official Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia
Capital: Hanoi
Climate: Tropical in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (mid-May to mid-September) and warm, dry season (mid-October to mid-March)
Terrain: Low, flat delta in south and north; central highlands; hilly, mountainous in far north and northwest
Languages: Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
Official Currency: Dong (VND)
Population: 79,939,014 (July 2001 est.)
Religions: Buddhist, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic, some Protestant), indigenous beliefs, Muslim
GDP - per capita: Purchasing Power Parity - $1,950 (2000 est.)
Map Vietnam

Source: CIA World Factbook
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