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Cộng-ha x-hội chủ-nghĩa Việt Nam
coat of arms
(In Detail) (Full size)
National motto: ộc lập, tự do, hạnh phc (Independence, Liberty, and Happiness)
Official language Vietnamese
Capital Hanoi
President Tran Duc Luong[?]
Prime Minister Phan Van Khai[?]
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 65th
329,560 km²
 - Total (2002)
 - Density
Ranked 14th
 - Declared
 - Recognised
From French rule
Currency Dong
Time zone UTC +7
National anthem Tien quan ca[?] (The Troops are Advancing)
Internet TLD.VN
Calling Code84

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia.

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History Main article: History of Vietnam

France occupied all of Vietnam by 1884, ruling it as a colony until 1954, as part of Indochina. Independence was declared after World War II, and the French were defeated in 1954 by communist forces under Ho Chi Minh, who took control of North Vietnam. South Vietnam also gained its independence at this time, but was under the control of anti-communists.

Economic and military aid from the United States to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973 (see Vietnam War). Two years later North Vietnamese forces overran the South.

Economic reconstruction of the reunited country has proven difficult.

Politics Main article: Politics of Vietnam

Provinces Main article: Provinces of Vietnam[?]

Vietnam is divided into 58 provinces (tinh, singular and plural), 3 municipalities* (thu do, singular and plural):

An Giang[?], Bac Giang[?], Bac Kan[?], Bac Lieu[?], Bac Ninh[?], Ba Ria-Vung Tau[?], Ben Tre[?], Binh Dinh[?], Binh Duong[?], Binh Phuoc[?], Binh Thuan[?], Ca Mau[?], Can Tho[?], Cao Bang[?], Dac Lac[?], Da Nang, Dong Nai[?], Dong Thap[?], Gia Lai[?], Ha Giang[?], Hai Duong[?], Hai Phong[?]*, Ha Nam[?], Ha Noi[?]*, Ha Tay[?], Ha Tinh[?], Hoa Binh[?], Ho Chi Minh*, Hung Yen[?], Khanh Hoa[?], Kien Giang[?], Kon Tum[?], Lai Chau[?], Lam Dong[?], Lang Son[?], Lao Cai[?], Long An[?], Nam Dinh[?], Nghe An[?], Ninh Binh[?], Ninh Thuan[?], Phu Tho[?], Phu Yen[?], Quang Binh[?], Quang Nam[?], Quang Ngai[?], Quang Ninh[?], Quang Tri[?], Soc Trang[?], Son La[?], Tay Ninh[?], Thai Binh[?], Thai Nguyen[?], Thanh Hoa[?], Thua Thien-Hue[?], Tien Giang[?], Tra Vinh[?], Tuyen Quang[?], Vinh Long[?], Vinh Phuc[?], Yen Bai[?]

Geography Main article: Geography of Vietnam

Economy Main article: Economy of Vietnam

Demographics Main article: Demographics of Vietnam

Culture Main article: Culture of Vietnam[?]

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