Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia.
Area: total: 331,210 sq km (slightly larger than New Mexico), land: 310,070 sq km, water: 21,140 sq km.
Climate: tropical in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (mid-May to mid-September) and warm, dry season (mid-October to mid-March).
Population: 89,571,130 (July 2010 est.)
GDP real growth rate: 5.3% (2009 est.).
GDP by sector: Agriculture (21.3%), Industry (40%), and Services (38.8%).
GDP per Capita: $2,900 (2009 est.).
Labor Force: 46.51 million (2009 est.).
Principal Exports: crude oil, marine products, rice, coffee, rubber, tea, garments, shoes.
Main Imports: machinery equipment, petroleum products, fertilizer, steel products, raw cotton, grain, cement, motorcycles.