Geographic coordinates: 16 10 N, 107 50 E
Area: 331, 210 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 66
Land: 310, 070 sq km
Water: 21,140 sq km
Land Boundaries: 4,639km
Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin and the South China Sea.
Tropical in South; monsoonal in North with hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March).
Low, flat delta in South and North; central highlands; hilly, mountainous in far North and northwest.
Lowest point: South China Sea 0m
Highest point: Fan Si Pan 3,144m
Phosphates, coal, manganese, rare earth elements, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, timber and hydropower.