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Ancient history and settlement.

In the western world, the word “Vietnam” is almost always followed by the word “War.” However, Vietnam has more than 1,000 years of recorded history, and it is much more interesting than just the events of the mid-20th century.

Vietnam’s people and economy were devastated by the process of decolonization and decades of war, but today, the country is well on its way to recovery.

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Geography

Ancient history and settlement.

Vietnam has an area of 331,210 sq km (127,881 sq miles), along with the eastern coastal strip of Southeast Asia. The majority of the land is hilly or mountainous and heavily forested, with only about 20% flatlands. Most cities and farms are concentrated around river valleys and deltas.Vietnam borders on China, Laos, and Cambodia. The highest point is Fan Si Pan, at 3,144 meters (10,315 feet) elevation. The lowest point is sea level.

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