Vietnam quick facts

Population: 96.4 million

Capital City: Hanoi, population 7.6 million

Language: Vietnamese

Religion: Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity.

Currency: Vietnam’s official currency is the Vietnamese dong (VND). Notes come in denominations between 1,000 and 500,000 dong. Throughout the country, American dollars are widely accepted. Traveler's cheques are exchangeable in banks and credit cards are becoming more readily acceptable, especially in the major hotels and restaurants of Hanoi , Da Nang City, Hoi An City and Ho Chi Minh City. ATMs (Automated Teller Machine) are widely available in major cities and tourist hubs right across Vietnam.

Time: GMT + 7 hours

Electricity: 220V with two round or flat-pin plugs.

International Dialling Code: +84

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