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Vietnam Geography




Situated on the south eastern Asia, towards the South China Sea, Vietnam covers an area of about 329, 560 sq km. Surrounded by China, Laos and Cambodia, it is a flat delta land with hilly ridges on north and northwest.
The Vietnam geography informs us about the topography, climate, and natural resources of the country. The lowest point of Vietnam is South China Sea and the highest elevation point is Fan Si Pan.

A study of Vietnam geography will reveal many important aspect of the country. Vietnam has a tropical climate in the south and monsoonal weather in the north. The monsoonal climate of Vietnam is often accompanied with spells of showers. The rainy season begins in May and the dry spells start from the month of October. Occasional typhoons along the Mekong River delta is one of the major natural hazards of the country.

Vietnam is rich in natural resources. Various types of minerals are found here, namely, phosphates, coal, chromate, manganese, bauxite. Offshore oil, gas deposits and hydropower are the most important resources of Vietnam.

The geography of Vietnam informs us that the country has a coastline of about 3,444 km and it stretches 1,650 km north to south.


 

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