Vietnam
geographical name country SE Asia in Indochina; state, including Tonkin & N Annam, set up 1945-46; with S Annam & Cochin China, an associated state of French Union 1950-54; after civil war, divided 1954-75 at 17th parallel into republics of North Vietnam (capital Hanoi) & South Vietnam (capital Saigon); reunited 1975 capital Hanoi area 127,207 square miles (330,738 square kilometers), population 70,454,000

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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