Government,Econmey,Culture and Geography
The land forms are low, flat delta in south and north; central highlands; hilly, mountainous in far north and northwest.The natural reasorces are phosphates, coal, manganese, rare earth elements, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, timber, hydropower.Here aresome natural disasters occasional typhoons (May to January) with extensive flooding, especially in the Mekong River delta.
Vietnamese is (singular and plural).there ethnic group is Kinh (Viet) 85.7%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.8%, Muong 1.5%, Khmer 1.5%, Mong 1.2%, Nung 1.1%, others 5.3% (1999 census).Vietnamese languages are (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer, mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian.There religions are Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, Hoa Hao 1.5%, Cao Dai 1.1%, Protestant 0.5%, Muslim 0.1%, none 80.8% (1999 census).
There goverment type is Communist state. President Truong Tan SANG (since 25 July 2011); Vice President Nguyen Thi DOAN (25 July 2007)unicameral National Assembly or Quoc Hoi (500 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms).Supreme People's Court (chief justice is elected by the National Assembly on the recommendation of the president for a five-year term)
Vietnoms $3,500 (2012 est.)US 18%, China 11%, Japan 11%, Germany 3.7% (2011 estChina 22%, South Korea 13.2%, Japan 10.4%, Taiwan 8.6%, Thailand 6.4%, Singapore 6.4% (2011 est.)industry: 22.4% services: 29.6%agriculture: 48%Vietnam is a densely-populated developing country that has been transitioning from the rigidities of a centrally-planned economy since 1986. Vietnamese authorities have reaffirmed their commitment to economic modernization in recent years.