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Atlas of Vietnam

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Việt Nam

Tiếng Việt Việt Nam - Cộng hòa Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam

Cộng hòa Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam, là một quốc gia nằm phía đông của bán đảo Đông Dương, thuộc khu vực Đông Nam Á. Lãnh thổ Việt Nam tiếp giáp với nước Trung Quốc ở phía bắc, nước Lào và nước Campuchia ở phía tây, vịnh Thái Lan ở phía tây nam và biển Đông ở phía đông và phía nam với hơn 4.000 hòn đảo, bãi đá ngầm lớn nhỏ, gần và xa bờ, có vùng nội thuỷ, lãnh hải, vùng đặc quyền kinh tế và thềm lục địa được Chính phủ Việt Nam xác định gần gấp ba lần diện tích đất liền (khoảng trên 1 triệu km2).

English Vietnam - Socialist Republic of Vietnam

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a nation in Southeast Asia. It borders the ► People's Republic of China with ► Guangxi to the north, ► Laos to the northwest and ► Cambodia to the southwest. To the country's east lies the East Vietnam Sea which China called South Chia Sea, where over 4000 islands located including Vietnam's claims on the ► Paracel Islands and the ► Spratly Islands, that border ► Indonesia, ► Malaysia, ► Brunei and the ► Philippines. With a population of approximately 88 million, Vietnam is one of the most densely populated nations in Southeast Asia. Vietnam had its continental shelf estimated to be around triple size of its current land area.

Other languages Français: Le Viêt Nam (République Socialiste du Viêt Nam) est un pays d'Asie du Sud-Est. Il se situe à l'extrême est de la péninsule indochinoise. Le pays occupe une superficie de 331 690 km² pour environ 85 millions d'habitants. Il est entouré de la Chine au nord ; du Laos et du Cambodge à l'ouest ; et de la mer de Chine méridionale à l'est et au sud.

Short name  Vietnam
Official  name Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Status Independent country since 1945, recognized 1954, united since 1976
Location South East Asia
Capital Hà Nội (Hanoi)
Population 87,375,000 inhabitants
Area 331,689 km²
Major  languages Vietnamese (official)
Major  religions No religion, Mahayana Buddhism
More information Vietnam, Geography of Vietnam, History of Vietnam and Politics of Vietnam
More  images Vietnam - Vietnam (Category).

General maps

Bandovietnam-final-fill-scale-vi.svg Map of Vietnam (in Vietnamese). Includes island claims.
Bandovietnam-final-fill-scale.svg Map of Vietnam (in English). Includes island claims.
Vm-map.png Map of Vietnam from the CIA World Factbook.
Ban do Viet Nam.png Map of Vietnam from the CIA World Factbook (translated to Vietnamese).
Map of Vietnam Demis.png Physical map of Vietnam.
Vietnam shaded relief.jpg Political map of Vietnam.
Vietnam BMNG.png Satellite image of Vietnam.
Vietnam Railway Map.png Map of Vietnam's railway network.

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Map-of-Vietnam-Divisions.svg Map of Vietnam administrative divisions. Includes island claims.
VietnameseRegions.png Map of the Regions of Vietnam.
VietnameseProvincesMapTiengViet1.png Map of the Provinces of Vietnam (in Vietnamese)
Vietnam districts.png Districts of Vietnam. Includes island claims.

Provincial locator maps

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Vietnam, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Vietnam.

Chinese empires

Han commanderies and kingdoms CE 2.jpg North Vietnam ruled by Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD).
Han map.jpg Han civilization 87 BCE.
Han Civilisation.png Han Civilization 2 BCE.
Han foreign relations CE 2.jpg Han foreign relations.
China 4a.jpg Western Han Dynasty.
Han provinces.jpg Han Dynasty 189.
China 5.jpg North Vietnam ruled by the Three Kingdoms, 220-280.
China Western Jin.PNG North Vietnam ruled by the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316).
China Eastern Jin.PNG Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420).
Tang dynasty1.PNG Vietnam under the Chinese Tang Dynasty, 608-907.

Other empires (pre-19th c.)

Funan
FunanMap001.jpg Parts of Vietnam under control of Funan.
Khmer, Champa, Dai Viet
Carte Empire-Khmer.png Parts of Vietnam under control of the Khmer Empire.
ChampaMap.png Kingdom of Champa's core territories.
Map-of-southeast-asia 900 CE.png Southeast Asia in 900.
Map-of-southeast-asia 1000 - 1100 CE.png Southeast Asia in 1000–1100.
VietnamChampa1.gif South East Asia circa 1100 showing the approximate areas of control for the Dai-Viet (Vietnam), Champa, and Khmer Empires.
Map-of-southeast-asia 1300 CE.png Southeast Asia in 1300.
Map-of-southeast-asia 1400 CE.png Southeast Asia in 1400.
Dai Viet
VietnamTrinhNguyen1.gif Vietnam around 1650.
Vietnam Expand1.gif Southward expansion (Nam Tien) of the Dai Viet Empire.

French Indochina (1887–1954)

Indochine française.svg Map of French Indochina.
French Indochina expansion.jpg The Expansion of French Indochina.
Indochina 1954.jpg French Indochina, 1954.
Dien Bein Phu map.png The drawing shows the French disposition at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, as of March 1954. The French took up positions on a series of fortified hills (shown in green). The southermost, Isabelle, was dangerously isolated. The Viet Minh positioned their 5 divisions (the 304th, 308th, 312th, 316th, and 351st) in the surrounding areas to the north and east. From these areas, the Vietminh had a clear line of sight on the French fortifications and were able to accurately rain down artillery on the French positions.

Japanese occupation (1940–1945)

Japanese Empire2.png Map of the Japanese Empire (1870-1942)

North Vietnam (1954–1976)

LocationNorthVietnam.png Locator map of North Vietnam.
NoordVietnamKaart.png Map of North Vietnam, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa).

South Vietnam (1954–1976)

LocationSouthVietnam.png Locator map of South Vietnam (Nam Việt Nam).
ZuidVietnamKaart.png Map of South Vietnam.
Southvietmap.jpg Map of South Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam (Việt Nam Cộng Hòa) in 1967.
Tet-Offensive-Map.jpg Map of the Tet Offensive.

Other historical maps

Vietnam railway progress.gif Animated map of the history of railway construction in Vietnam, 1881–1966.
Vietnam china.jpg Map of the Sino–Vietnamese War (Third Indochina War), 1979.

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Old map of Vietnam.jpg Early Western Map of Tonkin (1651).
IndoChina1886.jpg Indochina in 1886.
Meyers b15 s0750a.jpg Tonking, Östl. Hinterindien, Hue, Ha-Noi (Meyers Konversationslexikon), 1888.
081 franzosisch-indochina (1905).png Indochina in 1905 (German).
Francouzská Indočína.jpg Indochina in 1931 (Czech).

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