Capital: Hanoi
Largest Cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
Population: (July 2010 est) 90,549,390
Ethnic Groups: Kinh (Viet), Tay, Thai, Muong, Khome, Hoa, Nun, Hmong, others
Religions: Buddhist, Catholic, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Protestant, Muslim (vast majority of population claims no religious affiliation)
Languages: Vietnamese (official), English, French, Chinese, Khymer, mountain area languages
Form of Government: Communist state
Chief of State: President Trương Tấn Sang (since 25 July 2011)
Administrative Divisions: 59 provinces and 5 municipalities
Currency: Dong
Industries: Food processing, garments, shoes, machine-building, mining, coal, steel, cement, chemical fertilizer, glass, tires, oil, paper
Agricultural Products: Paddy rice, coffee, rubber, cotton, tea, pepper, soybeans, cashews, sugar cane, peanuts, bananas; poultry, fish, seafood
Export Commodities: Crude oil, marine products, rice, coffee, rubber, tea, garments, shoes
Import Commodities: Machinery and equipment, petroleum products, fertilizer, steel products, raw cotton, grain, cement, motorcycles
Natural Resources: Phosphates, coal, manganese, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, forests, hydropower