331,211.6 sq. km
inhabitants (Apr. 2009)
Lying on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam
is a strip of land shaped like the letter “S”. China borders it
to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the East Sea to the
east and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.
The country’s total length from north to south is 1,650km. Its
width, stretching from east to west, is 600km at the widest
point in the north, 400km in the south, and 50km at the
narrowest part, in the centre, in Quang Binh Province. The
coastline is 3,260km long and the inland border is 4,510km.
102º 08' - 109º 28'
8º 02' - 23º 23'
Vietnam is also a transport junction from the Indian Ocean to
the Pacific Ocean.
Vietnam lies in the tropics and
Three quarters of Vietnam's territory consist of mountains and
Vietnam is divided into 63 provinces and cities