Vietnam, located in Southeast Asia, is the world’s 13th-most-populous country with an estimated 90.3 million inhabitants.
The official language is Vietnamese.
At the end of the Vietnam War, the North and South Vietnam were unified under a Communist government, becoming a Marxist–Leninist single-party state.
Mahayana Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism have been the dominant religions throughout Vietnamese history. About 85% of Vietnamese identify with Buddhism. Although not all practice on a regular basis, these religions have a strong influence on the local culture.
The đồng was introduced as the official currency of Vietnam in 1978.