Saturday, June 12, 2010

Vietnam, Geography

Vietnam is larger than Italy and of the same size of Germany. It consists of hills and densely forested mountains, with plain land covering no more than 20 % , mountains account for 40 % of the area, with smaller hills accounting for 40 % and tropical forests 42 %. The northern parts of the country consists mostly of highlands and the Red River delta. Phang Xi Pang, located in Lao Cai province, is the highest mountain (10,312ft) in Vietnam.Red River delta is smaller but more intensely developed and more densely populated than Mekong River Delta.