How Big is Vietnam in Comparison to the United States, Germany, Japan and UK?

 

The first thing any traveler planning a trip to Vietnam needs to know is the geographic size of the country. Well, here are the raw numbers along with a bunch of helpful maps to put Vietnam’s size and unique shape into perspective. As you’ll see, Vietnam is not a particularly large country, but it is a very long one, with a north-south distance of 1,650 kilometers (1,025 miles). Keep in mind that transportation infrastructure varies between countries and it may not be possible to cover the same amount of ground in Vietnam in the same amount of time as it is in your home country.

Vietnam is 329,560 square kilometers or 127,244 square miles

That’s a bit smaller than California (423,970 square kilometers), but as you can see Vietnam is considerable longer

Comparing the sizes of Vietnam and California.

Comparing the sizes of Vietnam and California.

It’s about half the size of Texas (696,241 square kilometers)

Comparing the sizes of Vietnam and Texas.

Comparing the sizes of Vietnam and Texas.

It’s just a bit smaller than Japan (377,944 square kilometers)

Comparing the sizes of Vietnam and Japan.

Comparing the sizes of Vietnam and Japan.

It’s roughly the same size as Germany (357,021 square kilometers)

Comparing the sizes of Vietnam and Germany.

Comparing the sizes of Vietnam and Germany.

Vietnam is 35% larger than the United Kingdom (243,610 square kilometers)

Comparing the sizes of Vietnam and the United Kingdom.

Comparing the sizes of Vietnam and the United Kingdom.

See all the articles, top ten lists and guides in our Vietnam travel section.

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These maps were created using MAPfrappe, an online tool that allows visitors to draw an outline and overlay it on another part of the map taking projection distortion and scale into account.

 

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