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Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country that occupies the eastern portion of the Southeast Asian mainland. The capital, Hanoi, is in the north, while Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), the country’s largest city, is in the south.
See the fact file below for more information on the Vietnam or alternatively, you can download our 19-page Vietnam worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- Little is known about the Vietnamese people’s heritage. They first appeared in history as the so-called “Lac” tribes in what is now northern Vietnam.
- According to legend, King De Minh who was the first ruler of the Vietnamese people, is the descendant of a mythical Chinese ruler who was the father of Chinese agriculture.
- After more than a century under Chinese rule, the history of the Vietnamese people came about as a result of two related transformations. First, they had more developed civilization, including technological and administrative innovations. Second, there was the resistance of the Vietnamese people to complete assimilation of the advantages of Chinese civilization.
- With an area and structure similar to that of Norway, Vietnam spans about 1,650 km from north to south and is about 50 km long from east to west at its narrowest point.
- It is bordered on the north by China, on the east and south by the South China Sea, on the southwest by the Gulf of Thailand, and on the west by Cambodia and Laos.
- Vietnam’s northern part is on the edge of the tropical climatic region.
- Hanoi has a mean temperature of 17°C during January, the coldest month of the year, although the annual average temperature is 23°C.
- Northern Vietnam’s winter season runs from November to April.
- Then, summer runs from April or May to October and is characterized by sun, heavy rainfall, and occasional typhoons.
- Vietnam’s vegetation is rich and varied, representing the vast array of climate, topography, and soils in the country and the varying effects of human habitation.
- Vietnam’s forests can be divided into two specific categories: evergreen forests, which contain conifers, and deciduous forests.
- The forests are mixed in most areas, containing a great variety of species within a given area. Rainforests are relatively small, and there are a few pure stands.
- The lowlands were generally occupied by Vietnamese ethnicities, while the highlands were home to numerous smaller ethnic groups that differ culturally and linguistically from the Vietnamese.
- Highland communities have undergone little Chinese or Indian influence in general.
- The official language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. Though one of the Austroasiatic family’s Mon-Khmer languages, Vietnamese exhibits strong Chinese influences. The majority of the northern highland groups speak languages that belong to the Tai language family, and they generally live in upland valleys.
- For several years Confucianism, Daoism, and Mahayana Buddhism reached Vietnam. Gradually, they were intertwined, condensed, and constituted Vietnam. Portuguese explorers and Dominican missionaries brought Roman Catholicism into Vietnam in the 16th century, and it spread quickly after the French invasion in the mid-19th century.
- In the decade following the 1975 reunification, Vietnam’s population experienced rapid growth. Approximately 40% of the population was under the age of 15 in the 1980s. During that period, life expectancy rose by approximately 15 years.
- Vietnam’s greatest economic resource is its literate and energetic population.
- The long coastline offers excellent harbors, access to marine resources, and numerous beautiful beaches and scenic areas that are well suited to tourism growth.
- Agriculture is dwindling as Vietnam’s most significant economic field.
- Agriculture is the key source of raw materials for the manufacturing industries and an important contributor to exports. After years of shortages, Vietnam was again exporting rice by the late 1980s.
- The most important crop is rice. It is cultivated primarily in the deltas of the Red and Mekong rivers. Other important food crops include sugar cane, cassava, maize, sweet potatoes, and nuts.
- The country is administratively divided into more than 64 provinces (tinh), the municipalities of which are Hanoi, Haiphong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Can Tho (thanh pho). They are further subdivided into several dozen urban (quan) districts and hundreds of rural (huyen) districts.
- About 10,000 municipalities (xa) form the lowest level of local government in Vietnam. The highest government body at the federal, district, and local levels is an elected People’s Council, the actual work of which is carried out by a People’s Committee appointed by the Council.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Vietnam across 19 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Vietnam worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which is a country that occupies the eastern portion of the Southeast Asian mainland. The capital, Hanoi, is in the north, while Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), the country’s largest city, is in the south.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Vietnam Facts
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- Flag of Vietnam
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- Cup of Coffee
- Golden Bridge
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- Ao Dai
- Food Trip
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