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Geographical Location

Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country that features the total area of 329,560 square kilometers. Lying on the eastern part of the Indochina peninsula, Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like the letter “S”. China borders it to the north, Laos, and Cambodia to the west, the East Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.

The country’s total length from north to south is more than 1,650km. Its width, stretching from east to west, is over 600km at the widest point in the north, 400km in the south, and 50km at the narrowest part in Quang Binh province (in the Middle). The coastline is 3,260km long and the inland border is 4,510km. Also, Vietnam is a transport junction from the Indian to the Pacific Ocean. The current capital is Hanoi city, located in the north, or the upper part of the “S”.

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