Pray for
Vietnam

Fast Facts

Topic: Facts

Religion

Buddhism: 50%

Catholicism: 9%

Hoa Hao: 2.75%

Cao Dai: 2.25%

Protestantism: 1.25%

Islam: 0.1%

Other: 34.65%

(2008 estimate*)

General

Land mass: 310,070 sq km

Terrain: low and flat in north and south; central highlands; mountainous in far north

Climate: south tropical; north monsoonal

Language: Vietnamese (official); various ethnic minority languages

Capital city: Hanoi (Ha Noi)

Government: Communist

Population: 91.5 million (July 2012 est.)

Ethnic groups (2009 census):

Population growth rate: 1.054% (2012 est.)

Urban population: 30% (2010)

Life expectancy: 72 years

HIV/AIDS: 0.4% (2009 est.)

Abortions per year: 1.3 million (1/3 of pregnancies; 1995 est.) **

Economy

Exchange rate: 20,586 VND = 1 USD (2011 est.)

Inflation rate: 18.6% (2011 est.)

GDP growth rate: 5.8% (2011 est.)

Unemployed: 2.3% (2011 est.)

People in poverty: 14.5% (2010 est.)

Map and non-cited information from CIA World Factbook, last updated 10 May 2012.

* Averaged figures from U.S. State Department, Background Note: Vietnam, last updated 5 Jan 2012.

** World Health Organisation, "Abortion in Vietnam"

Pray

  • One third of pregnancies end in abortion. Pray for changed hearts, and for those living post-abortion needing God's love and forgiveness
  • Vietnam has a high rate of poverty (14.5%), pray for both foreign and domestic aid
  • While there are some Christians who are Catholic (9%), only around 1% of Vietnam is Protestant. Pray for an outpouring of the Gospel!