Công Hòa Xã Hôi Chu Nghīa Viêt Nam (Socialist Republic of Vietnam)
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  • Capital: Hanoi

  • Population estimate, 2015: 93.45 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 5,092

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.666/116=

  • Internet domain extension: .vn

Civil Aviation

There are international airports at Hanoi (Noi Bai) and Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat) and 13 domestic airports. The national carrier is Vietnam Airlines. In 2005 scheduled airline traffic of Vietnam-based carriers flew 43.7 m. km, carrying 3,762,200 passengers. The busiest airport is Ho Chi Minh City, which in 2012 handled 17,538,353 passengers and had 131,710 aircraft movements. Hanoi handled 11,341,039 passengers and had 84,304 aircraft movements in 2012.


The humid monsoon climate gives tropical conditions in the south, with a rainy season from May to Oct., and sub-tropical conditions in the north, though real winter conditions can affect the north when polar air blows south over Asia. In general, there is little variation in temperatures over the year. Hanoi, Jan. 62 °F (16.7 °C), July 84 °F...

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