National Day of Vietnam, Independence: September 2, 1945.
Colony : France.
Culture : Vietnam culture is a complex adaptation of Chinese, Japanese, French and American colonial influences.
The GDP of Vietnam is $193.6 billion.
The country’s nominal GDP per capita is $2,111.
Vietnam has a 94.5% literacy rate, one of the highest in the world.
Vietnam is the world’s second largest producer of coffee, with only Brazil producing more.
Thirty-seven percent of the world’s cashews come from Vietnam. The country is the largest producer of the nut in the world.
The capital city of Vietnam Hanoi is not the largest in the country.
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam
Vietnamese uses the traditional Latin alphabet.
From August 2006 to March 2007, the Vietnamese dong was the world’s lowest valued currency unit. It is now ahead of the Iranian rial.
Around 38 per cent of Vietnamese people have the surname Nguyen (pronounced as “win”).
Dogs and cats are very popular to eat in Vietnam.
Vietnam is the world’s leading exporter of cashew nuts and black pepper.
Gongs are used to call children to school in Vietnam.
Vietnam has never won a gold or bronze medal at the Olympics but has two silvers.
Tortoise is a lucky symbol in Vietnam.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), more than 25% of Viets smoke cigarettes. It is 1/4 of the population of the entire country! Smoking is considered as manly ‘activity’.
pigs are a common pet kept in Vietnam.
Japan briefly took control of Vietnam during World War II.
Vietnam has many rice terraces, which allow the staple crop to be grown along steep mountains.
Rice is the country’s most popular food, while pho (or noodles) comes in a close second.
The world’s largest cave, Son Doong is located in Vietnam