Viet Nam is officially known as the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. It is located in South East Asia and borders Laos, China, and Cambodia in addition to the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and then South China Sea. Viet Nam has a population of 93,421,835, making it the 15th most populated country in the world. Though Viet Nam gained independence after World War II, French forced continued to rule until 1954. Under the 1954 Geneva Accords, Viet Nam was divided into North and South Viet Nam. In 1975, the two countries were united into one communist state.

General Information
Official Name: 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam
Capitol: 
Hanoi
Population: 
90,630,000
Languages: 
Vietnamese
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
322,698
Year of UN Membership: 
1977
Year of Present State Formation: 
1945
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$187.837 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$4,256 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
5.30 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.64
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
35.60
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
ARF: ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
CICA: Conference of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia
CP: Colombo Plan
EAS: East Asia Summit
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
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