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About Vietnam

Vietnam is a Buddhist country in the Southeast Asian region. This previously a French colony has been subjected to a bad civil war which was fuelled by the US on one side and China & Soviet Union on the other.

The economy of the country is driven by agriculture primarily rice. However, aluminium production and bauxite is mined in the country. Tourism also plays as a secondary sector in the country’s economic activity.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityHanoi
Government TypeUnitary Marxist-Leninist one-party socialist republic
Official LanguagesVietnamese
Currency Vietnamese ??ng, VND
Phone Code +84
Important CitiesHai Phong, Can Tho, Bien Hoa, Da Nang, Vung Tau, Nha Trang, Buon Ma Thuot, Hue
National DayIndependence Day (2nd Sept)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking70 (Easy)
Primary IndustriesElectronics, machinery, steel, food processing, wood industry, textile, footwear, vehicle, rice, coffee, cashews, seafood, vegetable and tourism
Major ExportsElectronics, textiles products, electronics, machinery, footwear products, transportation products, wooden products, seafood products, steel, crude oil, pepper, rice and coffee
Major Exports to IndiaStone and Glass, Animal, Hides and skins, Transportation, Fuels, Wood, Minerals, Food Products, Footwear, Vegetables
Major ImportsMachinery and industrial equipment, electronics, petroleum products, raw materials for the clothing and shoe industries, plastics, automobiles, metal, and chemical products
Major Imports from IndiaRaw materials, Animal, Textiles and Clothing, Vegetables, Chemicals, Metals, Machinery and Electricals, Food Products, Plastic or Rubber, Transportation
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, (India ASEAN TIG), Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP), Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA)
Bordering NationsChina, Laos, Cambodia
Member ofUnited Nations(UN), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), East Asia Summit(EAS), Group of 77(G77), International Investment Bank(IIB), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for VietnamH.E. Pranay Verma
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
58-60, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Phone: 84-24-38244989, 38244990
Embassy Details of Vietnam in IndiaH.E. Mr. Pham Sanh Chau
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
20, Kautilya MargChankyapuriNew Delhi-110021
Phone: +91-11-26879868 (O)