Vietnam profile

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  • Full name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Population: 89.7 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Hanoi
  • Largest city: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Area: 329,247 sq km (127,123 sq miles)
  • Major language: Vietnamese
  • Major religion: Buddhism
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 dong = 100 xu
  • Main exports: Petroleum, rice, coffee, clothing, fish
  • GNI per capita: US $1,270 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .vn
  • International dialling code: +84

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