Updated: 27 days ago

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Key facts:
  • Country Long: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Currency: Vietnamese dong
  • Capital City: Hanoi
  • Region: South-Eastern Asia
  • Continent: Asia
  • Demonym: Vietnamese
  • Latitude: 16°16′N
  • Longitude: 107°83′E
  • Agricultural Land: 123,600.00
  • Forest Area: 146,431.00 m²
  • Land Area: 313,429.00 m²
  • Rural Land: 297,627.00
  • Urban Land: 28,615.40
  • Gdp: 408,802,000,000.00
  • Inflation: 3.16
  • Self Employed Pct: 53.66%
  • Unemployment Pct: 1.92%
  • Vulnerable Employment Pct: 51.68%
  • Electricity Access Pct: 100.00%
  • Alternative Nuclear Energy Pct: 6.94%
  • Electricty Production Coal Pct: 29.57%
  • Electricty Production Hydroelectric Pct: 36.61%
  • Electricty Production Gas Pct: 33.21%
  • Electricty Production Oil Pct: 0.49%
  • Electricty Production Renewable Pct: 0.12%
  • Energy Imports Pct: -15.11%
  • Fossil Energy Consumption Pct: 69.82%
  • Renewable Energy Consumption Pct: 19.11%
  • Co2 Emissions: 355,323.00
  • Methane Emissions: 79,619.20
  • Nitrous Oxide Emissions: 26,832.50
  • Greenhouse Other Emissions: 22,687.90
  • Urban Population Under 5M: 22.50
  • Health Expenditure Pct Gdp: 4.68%
  • Health Expenditure Capita: 166.23
  • Hospital Beds: 2.60
  • Hiv Incidence: 0.06
  • Suicide Rate: 7.50
  • Armed Forces: 522,000.00
  • Military Expenditure Pct Gdp: 2.28%
  • Birth Rate: 15.01
  • Death Rate: 7.32
  • Fertility Rate: 1.94
  • Internet Pct: 74.21%
  • Life Expectancy: 74.00
  • Net Migration: -992
  • Population Female: 49,685,569
  • Population Male: 48,501,287
  • Population: 98,186,856
  • Women Parliament Seats Pct: 30.26%
  • Rural Population: 60,123,739
  • Urban Population: 38,063,117
  • Press: 1.04
  • Democracy Score: 3.08
  • Democracy Type: Authoritarian
  • Median Age: 28.40
  • Political Leader: Nguyễn Phú Trọng (General Secretary of the Communist Party)



Here is the latest on Vietnam:

Title Source Date
Japanese crown prince to visit Vietnam to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations ABC News 2023-09-20
Moon Rabbit shares a modern taste of Vietnamese cuisine Daily Telegraph 2023-09-16
China sees ‘Cold War mentality’ in US-Vietnam pact, Vietnamese disagree Al Jazeera 2023-09-16
Biden’s Vietnam embrace repeats past US mistakes Al Jazeera 2023-09-14
Vietnam fire: 56 dead and dozens injured in Hanoi apartment blaze BBC 2023-09-13
Dozens dead after fire rips through apartment block in Vietnam as child is thrown from building to escape the flames The SUN 2023-09-13
Biden seeks deeper ties with Vietnam on supply chain front WT 2023-09-11
U.S. Outreach to Vietnam Is for Global Stability, Biden Says BBC 2023-09-11
For President Biden, First Trip to Vietnam Offers Opportunity NYT 2023-09-11
Biden, Vietnamese leaders hail new era of relations, mark progress since war WT 2023-09-11
Biden cut off mid-sentence at Vietnam press conference, leaves stage to jazzy music WT 2023-09-11
Biden leads US tech push as he wraps up historic Vietnam visit F24 2023-09-11
Biden highlights business deals and pays respects at John McCain memorial to wrap up Vietnam visit TOI 2023-09-11
Biden highlights business deals and pays respects at John McCain memorial to wrap up Vietnam visit WT 2023-09-11
Biden leads US tech executives in talks with business leaders in Vietnam Al Jazeera 2023-09-11
Biden wraps Vietnam visit by talking with business leaders and visiting a memorial to John McCain Independent 2023-09-11
US and Vietnam elevate diplomatic ties as President Biden visits Hanoi DT 2023-09-11
Joe Biden arrives in Vietnam to celebrate ties between both nations DT 2023-09-11
US denies Cold War with China in historic Vietnam visit BBC 2023-09-11
Biden says U.S. outreach to Vietnam is about providing global stability, not containing China WT 2023-09-10
Eye on China, US and Vietnam upgrade ties TOI 2023-09-10
US and Vietnam agree to deepen ties as China worries grow F24 2023-09-10
Joe Biden says US outreach to Vietnam is about providing global stability, not containing China TOI 2023-09-10
Watch Biden Reviews Troops in Vietnam Bloomberg 2023-09-10
Biden hails ‘elevated’ relations with Vietnam as countries move forward from ‘bitter past’ of war Independent 2023-09-10
Biden in Vietnam: Biden Forges Deeper Ties With ‘Critical’ Partner in Hanoi NYT 2023-09-10
US President Biden’s Vietnam visit to signify relationship upgrade DT 2023-09-10
US and Vietnam set to expand ties as China worries grow TOI 2023-09-10
Biden finds a new friend in Vietnam as American CEOs look for alternatives to Chinese factories Independent 2023-09-10
US President Biden visits Vietnam: Wartime foes to highest-level partners? Al Jazeera 2023-09-09
Vietnam in Secret Talks to Buy Arms From Russia NYT 2023-09-09
Vietnam’s wild elephants get unique ‘ID cards’ in novel conservation plan Al Jazeera 2023-09-09
Vietnam and U.S. Deepen Ties Amid Wariness of China NYT 2023-09-08
Biden to visit Vietnam in effort to counter China F24 2023-09-08
Biden is off to India and Vietnam. It's part of his push to counter China's influence NPR 2023-09-07
Vietnam pilot who disregarded direct order gets Medal of Honor BBC 2023-09-06
Medal of Honor awarded to Army pilot who performed daring helicopter rescue in Vietnam WT 2023-09-05
Vietnam veteran fuming after airline boots him from business class to make room for employee DT 2023-09-05
With wary eye on China, U.S. moves closer to former foe Vietnam WP 2023-09-01
Vietnam Opposes New China Map Claiming South China Sea Islands Bloomberg 2023-09-01
MFast get backing from Wavemaker Partners to increase financial services access in Vietnam TechCrunch 2023-08-29
Vietnam PM Fighting for Future as Economy Lags Growth Target Bloomberg 2023-08-28
Biden will visit Hanoi next month as he seeks to strengthen U.S.-Vietnam relations WT 2023-08-28
Biden will visit Hanoi next month as he seeks to strengthen US-Vietnam relations Independent 2023-08-28
Vietnam’s ‘ballroom’ culture: A safe space to celebrate transgender people Al Jazeera 2023-08-19
50th anniversary of Australian troops withdrawal from Vietnam War DT 2023-08-18
Vietnamese EV maker VinFast is now worth more than Ford and GM after Nasdaq debut CNBC 2023-08-16
VinFast: Vietnam EV maker valued at more than Ford or GM BBC 2023-08-16
Vietnamese EV maker VinFast debuts on the Nasdaq after completing SPAC merger CNBC 2023-08-15
Biden reveals that he plans to visit Vietnam amid tensions with China WT 2023-08-09
Joe Biden says will visit Vietnam 'shortly' TOI 2023-08-09
Joe Biden says he will visit Vietnam 'shortly' TOI 2023-08-09
Vietnam's EV ownership will see 'strong growth' in 2023, says new report CNBC 2023-08-07
Vietnam will export 2M doses of swine fever vaccine to Philippines by October BBC 2023-08-02
Vietnam jails former officials and diplomats in mass bribery tria Al Jazeera 2023-07-28
Vietnam jails 50 in mass bribery trial over Covid-19 flights BBC 2023-07-28
Vietnam's EV maker VinFast set to break ground on delayed U.S. factory CNBC 2023-07-28
Vatican and Vietnam agree to open resident Holy See office in Hanoi, as relations improv ABC 2023-07-28
World Cup: Football fever grips Vietnamese-Australian kids DT 2023-07-26
World Cup 2023: USWNT’s win over Vietnam brings sky-high ratings in quest for third straight tit BBC 2023-07-24
Takeaways from the USA vs Vietnam World Cup ga NPR 2023-07-23
The U.S. defeats Vietnam 3-0 to open its 2023 Women's World Cup NPR 2023-07-22
Women's World Cup: U.S. Beats Vietnam, 3-0, but Can’t Capitalize on Many More Chances NYT 2023-07-22
USA vs Vietnam: Everything you need to know about World Cup match as road to history begins BBC 2023-07-21
US vs Vietnam preview: Women’s World Cup 2023 Al Jazeera 2023-07-21
Vietnam wants an energy transition without environmentalists Le Monde 2023-07-20
Yellen visits Vietnam, seeking to build US ties and supply chains, and offset tensions with China ABC 2023-07-20
In Vietnam, risking all in the search for a better lif Al Jazeera 2023-07-20
Inside Vietnam's horror cat meat trade where beloved pets are stolen and slaughtered Mirror 2023-07-19
Tens of thousands flee as Typhoon Talim lashes China, Vietnam Al Jazeera 2023-07-18
'Vibrant' Brit boy, 12, dies in 'tragic accident' while family is volunteering in Vietnam Mirror 2023-07-13
Vietnam's digitalization efforts fuel startup scene CNBC 2023-07-12
People smuggler jailed for manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants DT 2023-07-11
Vietnam frees Australian pro-democracy campaigner sentenced in 2019 to 12 years in prison ABC 2023-07-11
South China Sea: Blackpink Vietnam concert in trouble over China map BBC 2023-07-07
Vietnam Bans ‘Barbie’ Movie Over South China Sea Map NYT 2023-07-05
Barbie movie gets Vietnam ban over South China Sea map BBC 2023-07-04


The country has a total population of 98,186,856 (1.24% of worldwide)

The average net migration is -992 (-0.0% of pop)

The population density is around 313 ppl/km²

Population distribution

The total population is 98,186,856

The male share is 49.4% and female 50.6%

The urban population represent 38.8% and rural 61.2%

The median age is 28.4

Age distribution:

Age group Pop Share
0 7,301,940 7.44%
5 7,509,077 7.65%
10 7,173,155 7.31%
15 6,976,126 7.10%
20 6,802,174 6.93%
25 7,710,365 7.85%
30 8,187,734 8.34%
35 7,879,128 8.02%
40 7,458,695 7.60%
45 6,822,227 6.95%
50 5,667,307 5.77%
55 5,107,038 5.20%
60 4,640,234 4.73%
65 3,659,463 3.73%
70 2,388,720 2.43%
75 1,304,843 1.33%
80 1,598,630 1.63%
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Vietnam is located in South-Eastern Asia, Asia

The total country area is 313,429 km² (0.24% of worldwide)

Hanoi is the capital

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There are 65 cities in Vietnam in our database, they represent 13.50% of the population of the country altogether

City Population
Ho Chi Minh City 3,467,426
Ha Noi 1,431,377
Hanoi 1,431,377
Hai Phong 602,718
Da Nang 472,255
Biên Hòa 407,224
Hue 287,228
Nha Trang 283,452
Can Tho 259,608
Rach Gia 228,365
Qui Nhon 210,346
Vung Tau 209,699
Nam Dinh 193,507
Phan Thiet 160,665
Long Xuyên 158,159
Hong Gai 148,072
Buon Me Thuot 146,986
Cam Ranh 146,771
Cam Pha 135,487
Thái Nguyên 133,882
Da Lat 131,382
My Tho 122,315
Soc Trang 114,462
Plây Cu 114,234
Thanh Hóa 112,482
Cà Mau 111,903
Bac Lieu 107,920
Vinh 107,130
Hòa Bình 105,268
Vinh Long 103,323
Yên Bái 96,548
Phan Rang 91,520
Viet Tri 71,462
Tuy Hòa 69,602
Tân An 64,806
Uông Bí 63,829
Ben Tre 59,449
Tam Ky 59,000
Chau Doc 58,039
Hai Duong 58,035
Trà Vinh 57,413
Bac Giang 53,732
Thái Bình 53,095
Tây Ninh 47,971
Kon Tum 47,414
Kon Tum 47,414
Bac Ninh 43,564
Cao Bang 41,117
Son Tay 40,636
Dien Bien 40,292
Ninh Bình 36,868
Lào Cai 36,502
Tuyên Quang 36,435
Lang Son 34,964
Quang Ngai 32,995
Hoi An 32,757
Hà Giang 32,690
Phu Ly 31,818
Dong Hoi 31,044
Dong Hoi 31,044
Ha Tinh 26,547
Dong Xoai 23,978
Bac Can 21,837
Son La 19,054
Vinh Yen 17,876

UNESCO sites

There are 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam:

List of sites


Vietnam democracy type is: Authoritarian

General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyễn Phú Trọng is the political leader of the country

Democracy forecast: protests for more democracy are likely

Parity forecast: at this rate of evolution, parity will be reached in 2553

Political parties

There are 0 parties in our database


GDP Evolution

The country GDP is 0.41% of worldwide

The GDP per capita is $4,163.51 and the GDP per km² is $1,304,289.01

Carbon Dioxide Emissions (CO2)

Latest: 355,323 kt CO2 / yr (1.1% of worlwide)


There are 7 artists in our database for Vietnam:

Here are 100 of the most prolific ones:

COVID-19 Situation

Latest total reported figures for Vietnam

09-Mar Last 7 days vs last week Total
Cases 0 57 -14.93% 11,526,994
Deaths 0 0 nan% 43,186
Case Fatality nan% 0.0% nan% 0.37%

Reported Covid-19 deaths, Vietnam

There have been a total of 43,186 deaths related to COVID-19 in Vietnam, 0 yesterday and 0 in the last 7 days (nan%)

The chart below shows a rolling 7-day average, and includes all corrections made by countries in the past

Reported Covid-19 cases, Vietnam

There have been a total 11,526,994 cases related to COVID-19 in Vietnam, 0 yesterday and 57 in the last 7 days (-14.93%)

The graph below shows a rolling 7-day average, and includes all corrections made by countries in the past

In literature

There are 710 books about Vietnam in our database:


There are 6 universities in Vietnam in our database



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