What body of water does Vietnam border?

What body of water separates Vietnam?

China Sea, part of the western Pacific Ocean bordering the Asian mainland on the east-southeast. A portion of the delta of the Mekong River as it flows through southern Vietnam and empties into the South China Sea.

Is Vietnam by an ocean?

It borders the Gulf of Tonkin, Gulf of Thailand, and Pacific Ocean, along with China, Laos, and Cambodia.

Geography of Vietnam.

Continent Asia
Coastline 3,444 km (2,140 mi)
Borders 4,639 km (2,883 mi)
Highest point Fansipan 3,144 metres (10,315 ft)
Lowest point Vietnam East Sea 0 metres (0 ft)

How Vietnam got its name?

The term Vietnam dates from the early 19th century, when the Nguyen dynasty was founded. The Vietnamese government of this time was on very close terms with China, and the name was probably a compound derived from Dai Viet and Annam. Like the Chinese before them, modern colonial powers also avoided the term Viet.

What are the names of the bodies of water that border China on the south and east?

East China and South China straddle along the Pacific Ocean, with the South China Sea to the south, and the East China Sea and Yellow Sea to the east.

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What’s wrong with the water in Vietnam?

In the Northern region of Vietnam around Hanoi, there is evidence of arsenic contamination in the drinking water. About 7 million people living in this area have a severe risk of arsenic poisoning and since elevated levels of arsenic can cause cancer, neurological and skin problems, this is a serious issue.

Can you drink Vietnamese tap water?

Drinking tap water generally isn’t recommended in Vietnam. Water contaminated with pathogenic organisms is a major source of sickness and can lead to traveller’s experiencing diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, typhoid, cholera, giardia, dysentery and hepatitis A.

Does Vietnam have a water crisis?

‘Striking’ Water Insecurity

The World Health Organization (WHO) considers Vietnam a country with striking levels of water insecurity, especially in the countryside. A WHO study cited lack of access to clean water and sanitation as the reason 44% of Vietnamese children suffer from worm infections.