…that’s more than 1.5 times the population of Italy!
Residents here are known as Vietnamese.
The capital is Hanoi; it covers an area of 1,292 square miles (3,345 square kilometres) and had a population of 3,629,000 in 2015.
In the south, Vietnamese enjoy a tropical climate, changing to monsoonal in the north with a hot, rainy season from May to September, followed by a warm and dry season from October to March.
Sơn Đoòng Cave in Vietnam is the world’s largest cave and was only discovered in 1991!
The beautiful Ha Long Bay is not only a gem along Vietnam’s coastline, but also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Vietnam boasts 11,217 species of animal, including black bears, indian elephants, honey bears, leopards, tigers, crocodiles, snakes, turtles, monkeys, lizards, rhinoceroses and jackals, to name but a few!
The official language of Vietnam is… (drum roll)… Vietnamese!
Vietnamese actually features 6 different vocal tones, each of which can directly affect the meaning of each word, making Vietnamese a difficult language to learn!
There are almost 20 times more motorbikes on the roads of Vietnam than cars.
Vietnamese Dong is the official currency here.
Unlike the UK, in Vietnam it is favourable to have pale white skin, rather than tanned brown skin, so it’s commonplace to cover up whilst at the beach and out in the sun in order to keep as pale as possible!