Located in South East Asia, Vietnam starts to emerge as a major tourist attraction. Vietnam has two main cities, the political capital Hanoi and the economic capital Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon).
Population: 85,789.6 thousand inhabitants (Apr. 2009)
Square Miles: 125,138 square miles (325,359 sq. km)
Borders: 2,386 miles (3,841km) total, bordering the countries of Cambodia
(west), Laos (west) and China (north).
Coastline : 2,153 miles (3,466km) excluding islands.The coastline lies on the South China Sea.
Latitude: 102º 08' - 109º 28' east
Longitude: 8º 02' - 23º 23' north
Terrain : The north and south parts of Vietnam are characterized by low, flat deltas. Central Vietnam consists mostly of highlands. Hilly, mountainous terrain is prominent in the far north and northwest. The peninsula is S-shaped, and there are thousands of offshore islands and archipelagos. The largest islands are the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.