Asia

Vietnam

capital

the capital of Vietnam is Hanoi.

population of vietnam

the population of Vietnam in 2009 85,789,573 and it has increased it's population

climate

Vietnam is between 9 and 23 degrees celsius north.Eastern Vietnam has a long coastline of the gulf tonkin and the south china the country is dominated by south to southeasterly wind affecting the country

location

Vietnam is located in the southern tip of Asia next to Cambodia and Laos

Geography

Vietnam is shaped in a long s streching from 1000 miles from China in the North to the gulf of Thailand in the South.THe country area is slightly larger than Italy. It is narrow in the middle and only 31 miles wide.Vietnam is a country of tropical lowlands hills and densley forested highlands and land is covering now more than twenty percent of the area

Environmental issues

The issues mostly waste in Vietnam there is very little garbage disposal.The problem about solid waste is that its very hazardous.In Vietnam most people just throw their garbage

on the ground.All the waste caused severe forestation soil erosion lots of pollution of the coastal and marine environment.If this continues there will be an increase of diseases and birth defects

natural resources

Vietnam is rich in natural resources but mainly in coal mining located in the North. They also exploit metals and minerals iron ore , tin,copper and many more.However it is deficient in coking coal.Gold deposits are small. In 1987 the Vietnamese were exporting crude oil for first to Japan.Vietnam was dependent on the Soviet- supplied potroleum through the 1990s.Vietnams fisheries are modest they claim a million square kilometre of shore economic zone and an annual catch of 1.3 to 1.4 million tons of fish

History

in April 1975 the reunification of North and South was achieved but took until 1976 3 decades after Ho Chi Minh first proclaimed Vietnams independence.Vietnams unrelenting resistance to foreign intervention remains a dominant Vietnamese historical theme.In the post 1975 period it was apparent the North and South were politically at disagreement.The sixth national party congress held in December 1986 was a milestone it marked the end of the parties revolutionary.In 1988 farmers were given responsibility to grow rice on a ten year tenure on the land