Alternate Name: The Land of Nine Dragons

Capital: Hanoi

Population: 87,279,754

Languages: Predominantly Vietnamese; also Chinese, English, French, Russian

Predominant Religions: Buddhist, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian

Time Zone: 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean time (+8GMT), 12 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time

Voltage Requirements: 220 volts

Telephone Codes: 84, country code; 4, city code for Hanoi: 54, city code for Hue; 510, city code for Hoi An