Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by the countries of China, Laos, and Cambodia, and by the South China Sea. Some quick facts about Vietnam include:

  • The country’s official name is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

  • Vietnam is about the size of the state of New Mexico.

  • The country has a population of about 90 million people. The majority of the people live in the countryside or on farmland near the water.

  • Vietnam has a diverse landscape; there are wetlands, forests, mountains, and coastlines. More than 150 reptile species and 800 types of birds make this country their home.

  • Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. Hanoi has a population of approximately 7 million people and nearly five million motorbikes. Beware when crossing these busy streets!