Vietnam

Goverment, Economy, Culture, and Geography

Government

Gov info herePeople's Armed Forces: People Army of Vietnam People Public Security Forces, Militia Force, Self-Defense Forces18 years of age for male compulsory military service; girls may volunteer for duty military service conscript service obligation - 2 years (3 to 4 years in the navy); 18-45 years of age are eledgeble or 18-40 years of age(female for Force orSelfDefense Forces.males age 16-49: 20,405,847 females age 16-49: 21,098,102 (2010 est.)

Economy

Econ info herevietnam is a densely-populated country that has been transitioning from a centrally-planned economy since 1986. Vietnamese authorities have changed their commitment to economic modernization in recent years.Agriculture's share of economic output has continued to shrink from about 25% in 2000 to less than 22% in 2012, while industry's share increased from 36% to nearly 41% in the same period of time. State-owned enterprises account for roughly 40% of GDP. Between 2008 and 2011Vietnam's managed currency, the dong, was devalued of 20%, but its value remained stable in 2012. Foreign investment inflows fell 4.5% to $10.5 billion in 2012.

Culture

Culture info here the ethnic groups areKinh (Viet), Tay, Thai , Muong , Khmer , Mong , Nung , others 5 (1999).the launguages are Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer, mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian.the religions are Buddhist , Catholic , Hoa Hao , Cao Dai  Protestant , Muslim none (1999 ).definition: age 15 and over can read and writetotal population: 94% male: 96.1% female: 92% (2002 est.) .the big cities areHo Chi Minh City 5.976 million; HANOI (capital) 2.668 million; Haiphong 1.941 million; Da Nang 807,000 (2009).

Geography

Geo info here-vietnam is in southeastern Asia next to the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, as well as China, Laos, and Cambodia.it is tropical climate in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March).the land is low, flat  in south and north; central highlands; hilly, mountain like  in far north and northwest.the natureal reacources arephosphates, coal, manganese, rare earth elements, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, timber, hydropower.fun fact extending 1,650 km north to south, the country is only 50 km across at its narrowest point.