in the cradle of Southeast Asia, Vietnam’s advantageous geographic location can
serve as a launch pad and home base for what is already the largest collection
of people on earth (the combined populations of ASEAN along with China, Japan,
South Korea and Chinese Taipei account for over 2 billion people).
Vietnam occupies the eastern coastline of the Southeast Asian peninsula,
and shares land borders with China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the
west. Its coastline provides direct access to the Gulf of Thailand and the East
Vietnam has a land area of 331,114 square kilometers. Most of the country
is hilly or mountainous, with flat land representing only about 20 percent. The
primary topographical features in the north are highlands and the Red River
Delta and the south includes the central mountains, coastal lowlands and the
Mekong River Delta.
Vietnam has a beautiful long sea coast of 3,444 km, which is
an ideal condition for development of maritime industry, trade and tourism in
particular and for its emergence as a shipping centre for and the world in general.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is located in the north of the country and
Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in terms of population and economic
activity, is situated in the south. Other major cities include Hai Phong, Da
Nang, Hue, Vinh, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Can Tho, and Da Lat…
Diverse geographical structure together with
hills, highlands and coastal areas are suitable for comprehensive economic