Viet Nam, officially the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, is a country located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, and Malaysia to the southwest. Its coastline faces the South China Sea to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the south. Viet Nam has a diverse geography, with a range of climates, including tropical, subtropical, and temperate. The country is known for its rich cultural heritage, including ancient temples, historic sites, and traditional festivals. Viet Nam has a population of over 98 million people and a growing economy, with major industries including agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. The capital city is Hanoi, while the largest city is Ho Chi Minh City.