Population of main cities including suburbs:
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh City (5,650,000); Hanoi (2,250,000); HaiPhong City (825,000); Danang City (700,000).
There are more than 54 ethnic minorities throughout the country, but the Kinh are purveyors of the dominant culture. Most ethnic minorities, such as the Muong, a closely related ethnic of the Kinh, are found mostly in the highlands covering two-thirds of the territory. The Hoa (ethnic Chinese) and Khmer Krom are mainly lowlanders. The largest ethnic minority groups include the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Thai, and Nung.
Other Languages Spoken:
French and Chinese are also spoken.
Vietnamese, then English and Chinese. French, Japanese and Korean are also spoken.
Buddhists 85%, Christians 8%, Others 7%.
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National Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Type of State:
Single Party Socialist Republic.
Type of Economy:
One of the fastest-growing economies of South-East Asia. The second largest rice exporter in the world.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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Access to Electricity:
97.6% of the Population
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