The Socialist Republic of Vietnam
from 102o09’ to 109o30’
from 8o10’ to 23o24’
distance (as the crow flies) between the northernmost and
maximum: 600 km (in the North), 400 km (in the South) ;
minimum: 50 km (in Quang Binh province, the Central Part).
provinces and 4 central cities (Hanoi, Hochiminh City,
Mountains and highlands occupy three fourth of the
country’s area. The mountain systems stretch from the
Northwest border to the east of the South Vietnam, with the
total length of 1,400 kilometres.
highest peak: Phanxipan 3,143 metres.
the Red River delta: 15,000 km2.
Mekong delta: 40,000 km2
rivers: the total length of all rivers is 41,000 km with
water flow approximately 300 billion cubic metres and 3,100
km of channels.
The Red River is 1,149 km long, of which 510 km runs
on Vietnamese territory.
The Mekong River is 4,220 km long, of which 220 km
runs on Vietnamese territory.
systems: 86,327 km (1995) ; Main distances:
- Hochiminh city : 1,738 km
- Dien Bien Phu : 474 km
- Haiphong : 102 km
- Hue : 654 km
3,219 km (1995), includes 5 routes.
The Vietnam Airlines has 17 international routes and 16
major airports are : Noi Bai (Hanoi), Tan Son Nhat
(Hochiminh city), Danang, Phu Bai (Hue), Cat Bi (Haiphong),
Dien Bien (Lai Chau), Vinh (Nghe An), Nha Trang, Can Tho ...