The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is located in southeast Asia. The official language is Vietnamese, although French is spoken as a secondary language. Hanoi, the country’s capital, is located in the north of the country while Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city, is in the south. The economy is based in agriculture, with rice, coffee, rubber, tea and coconut as major crops. Vietnam also exports antimony and phosphate. Its long coastline along the South China Sea attracts tourism and provides access to extensive marine resources. Strategic location, economic stability and vast potential allow for a prime base of operations to expand into Asia.